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Please lets coordinate itk4/itk5 issues (Was: Bug#984063)


this mail from Jose 

Am Sat, Nov 06, 2021 at 01:33:29AM +0100 schrieb Jose Luis Rivero:
> Hello! Gazebo maintainer here, affected by this RC bug. Looking into
> upstream repository there is a potential commit that can be used to patch
> this problem until new versions land in Debian:
> https://github.com/InsightSoftwareConsortium/ITK/commit/840f22feb351739359a8fdb55304124823a3a8c9

caused me having a look into the Git repository of insighttoolkit4[1].
It is missing the NMU 4.13.3withdata-dfsg1-4.1 by Andreas Beckmann and
there are now the first commits done by Steve for insighttoolkit5
version 5.2.1 which was ITPed by Ghislain[2].

I think we need to discuss whether

  1. We want to simply replace insighttoolkit4 (which makes the
     usage of the existing repository[1] sensible - but please inject
     the NMU changes at least in d/changelog

  2. We should start ITK5 in a new repository and maintain both
     versions at least for some time in parallel until all packages
     that currently use ITK4 are migrated.

In any case people who are interested in ITK should coordinate their
work and talk to each other which I'd like to kindly invite you to
do here on the Debian Med mailing list (any other channel is fine for

> Let me know if you need more help or assistance.

Every assistance is welcome.  BTW, I tried to apply the mentioned patch
to insighttoolkit4  4.13.3withdata-dfsg1-4.1  but it does not apply.  I
did not investigated why since I think some things should be clarified

Kind regards


[1] https://salsa.debian.org/med-team/insighttoolkit
[2] https://bugs.debian.org/995829


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