VTK 8.0.0.rc2 ready for testing

The VTK maintenance team is happy to announce that the second release candidate has been tagged for VTK 8.0.

You can find the source, data and documentation tarballs here:

http://www.vtk.org/download/#candidate

Changes new to this release candidate include

  • Deprecated vtkFiltersMatlab and vtkFiltersStatisticsGnuR modules
  • Removed deprecated classes like vtkStreamer, vtkStreamPoints and vtkStreamLine

Take a look at the VTK wiki for a complete list of API changes in v8.0.0 over the previous version.

Please try this version of VTK and report any issues to the VTK mailing list or the bug tracker so that we can try to address them before the VTK 8.0.0 final. Kindly set the 8.0 milestone on the issues and merge requests to ensure that they are tracked during the remainder of the 8.0 release process. Further, please base / rebase all 8.0 target branches off of the v8.0.0.rc2 tag (or earlier) to ensure minimal merge conflicts with the release branch.

As always, contact Kitware and the mailing lists for assistance.

Questions or comments are always welcome!