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Re: Plans for ITK version 4


This is great !
Thanks for your efforts on packaging ITK.

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?).

Yes, that's a great plan.

> 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.

Please let me know if you find any obstacles.

As maintainer of the upstream project I will
be more than happy to help solve any difficulty.



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