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Re: Plans for ITK version 4


Thanks for all the work.

It would be good to have ITK4 in 'experimental'. Having coexisting
packages is nice to have but will cause probably too much trouble
(especially if we build all the language wrappers again)


On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM, Steve M. Robbins <steve@sumost.ca> wrote:
> Hi,
> As some of you know ITK, the Insight Toolkit, version 4.0.0 was
> released last month [1].  This is a major update from the previous
> version 3.20.1, and upstream deliberately broke the API in certain
> cases [2].
> As such, I think it would be a disservice to our users to force an
> abrupt transition by uploading ITK 4 and removing ITK 3.  Instead, I
> propose to keep ITK 3.20.1 in Debian and upload a new source package,
> insighttoolkit4 (or maybe itk4?).
> The existing binary packages already carry the major version
> (e.g. libinsightoolkit3-dev) and so can coexist with
> libinsightoolkit4-dev and the like in the repository (I haven't made
> up my mind about co-installability).
> I am in the process of getting a clean build of ITK 4 locally.  I
> think I should succeed this week, so I'd appreciate feedback on the
> plan before I upload this weekend.
> Thanks,
> -Steve
> [1] http://www.kitware.com/news/home/browse/ITK?2011_12_21&ITK+4.0+is+Now+Available+and+Ready+for+Download!
> [2] http://www.kitware.com/blog/home/post/184

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