[vtkusers] [vtk-developers] Discussion: OK to change VTK's version number from 9.0 to 8.2?

Bill Lorensen bill.lorensen at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 23:15:17 EDT 2018

I'd like to see a BUILD_NUMBER encoded in the version.

On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 7:39 AM Ben Boeckel <ben.boeckel at kitware.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 10:33:19 +1200, Todd via vtk-developers wrote:
> > I have no objection, but I have to ask "What does the major version number
> > change mean? Does it signify breaking changes or the addition of new/removal of
> > old modules?"
> Even minor bumps could have added or removed modules. Major version
> bumps in the past have been gut feeling based on how much has changed
> since the last release (e.g., OpenGL2 backend, pipeline reworking,
> modularization).
> > In regards to some of the other feedback; the problem with month.year
> > versioning is that it represents nothing more than chronology. How would new/
> > deprecated features be signalled?
> Release notes. For VTK, even 8.1 to 8.2 meant some code likely had to
> change, so even minor bumps have not been indicative of "just recompile"
> upgrades.
> --Ben
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