[Paraview] About on-line available binaries for next release

Utkarsh Ayachit utkarsh.ayachit at kitware.com
Mon Jan 4 17:09:29 EST 2010

Currently, our plan is to revise the installation processes and make
the development releases available starting 3.8.


On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 5:04 PM, Sven Buijssen
<sven.buijssen at tu-dortmund.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm bumping up this old thread now that PV 3.6.2 has been released.
> Any chance the development files for 3.6.2 can be made available, too,
> to ease the task of providing plugins for the official binary releases?
> Thanks,
> Sven
> Berk Geveci wrote, On 01.09.2009 13:13:
>> We are going to try to provide binaries for development with 3.6.2.
>> -berk
>> On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 4:27 PM, burlen<burlen.loring at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Sven,
>>> I think the binary releases could include the development files as there is
>>> a build option for this, I don't know if that's currently being done with
>>> the releases though.
>>> your link errors may be because the released binary is built with
>>> VTK_USE_64BIT_IDS set OFF. While your local compile is built with it set ON.
>>> Try setting it to OFF. You can probably verify this with something like:
>>> nm -C /my/path/libvtkFiltering.so | grep vtkUnstructuredGrid::InsertNextCell
>>> if your version demangles to long and the binary version demangles to int
>>> then this is your issue.
>>> Burlen
>>> Sven Buijssen wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Is there any news on an easier way to build plugins against the official
>>>> releases? 4 months ago Berk mentioned those plans in a reply to a user
>>>> posting here.
>>>> The reason I'm asking is that I've been compiling the ParaView 3.6.1
>>>> sources over and over again in the last days on a variety of 64-bit
>>>> Linux machines (exactly the one listed on
>>>> http://www.paraview.org/Wiki/ParaView_Binaries, i.e. a Debian Lenny
>>>> 5.0.1 with system gcc 4.3.2, system libc 2.6.26-1-amd64, system python
>>>> 2.5.2 and a self-compiled Qt 4.3.5 open source and a self compiled CMake
>>>> 2.6.4, freshly set up for exactly this purpose; but also on SuSE Linux
>>>> Enterprise 10 SP2, openSuSE 10.x, openSuSE 11.x, Ubuntu 8.10, Ubuntu
>>>> 9.04, again everytime with Qt 4.3.5, cmake 2.6.4, gcc 4.3.2, python
>>>> 2.5.2) to be able to compile my custom reader plugin against it.
>>>> The custom reader plugin works smoothly in all self-compiled binaries
>>>> (3.6.1, but also older and newer sources from CVS), but as soon as I try
>>>> to use that plugin with the official 3.6.1 binaries, ParaView segfaults.
>>>> Reason behind is that the official release contains in
>>>> lib/paraview-3.6/libvtkFiltering.so.pv3.6 the symbol
>>>>  _ZN19vtkUnstructuredGrid14InsertNextCellEixPx
>>>> but every time I compile the sources the method InsertNextCell in
>>>> VTK/Filtering/vtkUnstructuredGrid.cxx gets turned into a symbol slightly
>>>> differently named:
>>>>  _ZN19vtkUnstructuredGrid14InsertNextCellEixPx
>>>> On 32 bit Linux, I have been able to get a working custom reader plugin
>>>> for the official release.
>>>> On Mac, I get "not a valid qt plugin" upon loading the plugin into the
>>>> official binary. Compiling on Windows I haven't embarked on yet, but
>>>> given the success rate so far I'm reluctant to do so.
>>>> So, I'm wondering if there is no easier way to turn my little custom
>>>> reader into a plugin working with the official binaries.
>>>> Thank you
>>>> Sven
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