Fedora 13 Update: paraview-3.8.0-2.fc13

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Fedora Update Notification
2010-06-30 14:47:16

Name        : paraview
Product     : Fedora 13
Version     : 3.8.0
Release     : 2.fc13
URL         : http://www.paraview.org/
Summary     : Parallel visualization application
Description :
ParaView is an application designed with the need to visualize large data
sets in mind. The goals of the ParaView project include the following:

    * Develop an open-source, multi-platform visualization application.
    * Support distributed computation models to process large data sets.
    * Create an open, flexible, and intuitive user interface.
    * Develop an extensible architecture based on open standards.

ParaView runs on distributed and shared memory parallel as well as single
processor systems and has been successfully tested on Windows, Linux and
various Unix workstations and clusters. Under the hood, ParaView uses the
Visualization Toolkit as the data processing and rendering engine and has a
user interface written using a unique blend of Tcl/Tk and C++.

NOTE: The version in this package has NOT been compiled with MPI support.

Install the paraview-openmpi package to get a version compiled with openmpi.

Install the paraview-mpich2 package to get a version compiled with mpich2.

Update Information:

This release includes several performance improvements, bug fixes for users, and
plenty of new features for plugin and application developers.     - It easier to
locate cells/points in your dataset using queries. Search the ParaView Wiki for
"Find Data using Queries" for more information.  - It's now possible to
configure plugins to be auto-loaded every time ParaView starts.   - Added
support for plotting over curves and intersection lines using the filters "Plot
On Sorted Lines" and "Plot On Intersection Curves".  - A couple of GPU-based
rendering/visualization techniques have been incorporated along with GPU-based
volume rendering support for 3D image volumes, which is accessible through the
"Volume Mapper" option on the Display tab. Support for Line Integral Convolution
(LIC) is available as a plugin; this support can be used for visualizing vector
fields over arbitrary surfaces.  - Greatly improved the first render time for
datasets with large numbers of blocks. Raw image reading for parallel file
systems underwent a major overhaul making it fast and efficient. Options were
added to the Settings dialog to fine tune image compression, improving
interactivity when remote rendering over connections with varying bandwidths.  -
After the introducing Python tracing in the previous release, we have expanded
the purview of tracing to include selections, lookup tables, and implicit
functions.  - For climate simulation folks, this release includes support for
NetCDF with CF (Climate and Forecast) conventions. For cosmology researchers,
the Cosmo plugin has been substantially revised. The major improvement is that
the plugin now works in a data parallel fashion, so that it can be used with
higher resolution simulation results. We have reintroduced basic support for
CAVE rendering which was lost since the major overhaul for ParaView 3.0.  PVBlot
is a command tool for batch or interactive processing of Exodus data files. It
is provided as a plugin. The commands create various mesh visualzations and XY
plots of variable versus time, or variable versus variable. The plugin adds an
interactive pvblot console to the ParaView Tools menu. Documentation for PVBlot
is built into the tool, just type 'help' or 'help '. The SierraTools plugin
provides pvblot-like features but exposes the functionality through toolbar
buttons and dialogs in place of text commands.  - There are several other fixes
including those for charting and plotting, wireframes for quadratic surfaces,
and for dealing with temporal ranges.  - For developers, this release includes
major changes to the core ParaView libraries making it easier to create and
deploy custom applications based on the ParaView framework. This enables
developers to create applications with fundamentally different workflows than
that of ParaView while still leveraging ParaView's parallel processing and large
data visualization capabilities. Search for "Writing Custom Applications" on the
ParaView Wiki for details.  - The plugin framework has undergone an overhaul as
well, making it easier to debug issues with loading of plugins as well as
support for importing plugins in static applications.

* Fri Jun  4 2010 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> - 3.8.0-2
- Drop doc sub-package
* Tue Jun  1 2010 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> - 3.8.0-1
- Update to 3.8.0
- Update demo patch
- Update hdf5 patch
- Drop old documentation patches
- Add patch to add needed include headers
- Add patch from upstream to fix install path issue
* Sat Mar 13 2010 Kevin Kofler <Kevin at tigcc.ticalc.org> - 3.6.2-4
- BR qt-assistant-adp-devel
- Don't Require qt4-assistant, should be qt-assistant-adp now, and it (or qt-x11
  4.6.x which Provides it) gets dragged in anyway by the soname dependencies

  [ 1 ] Bug #606473 - [abrt] crash in paraview-3.6.2-3.fc13: Process /usr/lib64/paraview/pvserver-real was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update paraview' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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