Hum how did you reply inline Mathieu?
via email, I guess? Discourse doesn’t seem to have an inline reply button?
What version? I don’t know!
Use the last released version, 9.0.1
That is pretty old, and I want to avoid hitting old bugs that have since been fixed over the last 8+ months…
I saw a few bug reports that are in the release/master that could affect me - hard to tell.
Plus I may have a few patches to push up.
And what is the “release” branch for exactly? Is this a “more stable” version of master?
The release branch is used for new patch release (eg: 9.0.2 if it ever comes) and only contains bugfixes, it does not contains new features as master does.
I should also mention that this would be a good page to document the release plans: hasn’t been updated for 9.x at all yet …
Indeed, the wiki is being phased out. You can find documentation about the VTK 9 changes and release notes here: https://discourse.vtk.org/t/vtk-9-0-0/3205/6
Thanks, I’ll track that thread.
That being said, we definitely needs to improve and clarify this process.
Even just cleaning up old links on the wiki might help in the meantime.
For example, I noticed there was a link to the old bug tracker that doesn’t work.
Are you a VTK contributor @Paul_Harris ? Maintaining and improving a opensource project as complex a VTK is a very big task and we will take any help we can get.
I have contributed over the last (nearly) 2 decades, with a few small patches and bugfixes,
but they have mostly been lost in the bug tracker and not folded in due to lack of attention.
I don’t have time to do any extra contributions or work for the VTK cause specifically, but if I do need to patch VTK, I will be pushing patches / pull requests as best I can.