Kitware and the VTK team are happy to announce that VTK 6.0.0 is available for download at: http://www.vtk.org/VTK/resources/software.html.
Version 6.0 is the first major release since 5.0 in December 2005. The great extent of refactoring that went into VTK’s pipeline and build system is what makes this a major release. The pipeline changes cleanly separate the Algorithm, DataObject, and Executive classes. The build system changes automate and simplify intra-library build time dependency analysis. Together they facilitate adding new features to and removing unwanted features from VTK. To learn how to take advantage of these structural changes see http://www.vtk.org/Wiki/VTK/VTK_6_Migration_Guide, and http://www.vtk.org/Wiki/VTK/Build_System_Migration.