Fedora 16 Update: paraview-3.14.0-2.fc16

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-03-06 19:00:57

Name        : paraview
Product     : Fedora 16
Version     : 3.14.0
Release     : 2.fc16
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:

These notes give a summary of the major additions to this release. The
detailed change-log can be found at

'Find Data' dialog used to select elements using queries has been
totally redesigned. The new design makes it possible to use complex
queries to select elements including combining multiple test cases
using boolean operations. More information:

A new 'Memory Inspector' panel was added to make it easier for users
running on large cluster to identify and debug memory related issues
by providing a mechanism to track the memory used on all the nodes.
More information:

Extending ParaView's charting capabilities, we have added a new
scatter plot matrix view, allowing visualization of multiple
dimensions of your data in one compact form, allowing you to spot
patterns in the small scatter plots, change focus to those plots of
interest and perform basic selection.  More information:

The color editor used to edit lookup tables/color tables used for
scalar mapping was completely redesigned to enable editing the color
and opacity functions independently. Additionally, one can now specify
smoothly varying opacity functions very easily. More information:
 Also, when coloring with an unsigned char array representing RGBA,
it's now possible to render polygonal geometry using the opacity
specified by the alpha component of the scalar array.

To make it easier to deal with a large number of views at the same
time, ParaView now supports creating multiple tabs for placing views.
This enables rapid switching of views laid out on a tile-display by
simply switching the active tab. More information:

With improvements to the view layout framework, it is now possible to
change the layout of views using Python. More information:

3.14 includes enhancements to the Plugin framework enabling developers
to provide documentation for their plugins. The documentation for the
plugins shows up in the default application help window accessible
from the Tools menu. More information:

ParaView Server Configuration Script (pvsc) files is the de-facto
mechanism in ParaView to connect to different remote computing sites.
With 3.14, we have added a pvsc distribution mechanism that makes it
easier for site maintainers and ParaView users alike to
distribute/obtain configuration files for different sites. More
information: http://paraview.org/Wiki/ParaView/Distributing_Server_Configuration_Files.

Several other usability enhancements were made to this release. For
example, it is now possible to easily copy values such as ranges,
bounds, etc. from the information tab, statics inspector, spreadsheet
view, to the clipboard. To make it easier to find items in variables
lists and trees, one can use Ctrl+F to popup a search widget that
searches through the selected widget. More information:

Also all inspector panels including information tab, display tab and,
properties tab are now dockable.

This release also includes two new experimental features:
* Collaboration: this adds support to connect multiple clients to the same server (pvserver) for collaborative visualization.
* Multi-Servers: this adds support to the ParaView client to connect to multiple remote servers at the same time to build separate pipelines on the connected servers using the same client.
Note that these are both experimental features and should be
considered as 'alpha'. More information:


* Wed Feb 29 2012 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> - 3.14.0-2
- Add patch to make vtk use system libraries
* Wed Feb 29 2012 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> - 3.14.0-1
- Update to 3.14.0
- Rebase gcc47 patch
- Try to handle python install problems manually
* Tue Feb 28 2012 Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng at lists.fedoraproject.org> - 3.12.0-8
- Rebuilt for c++ ABI breakage
* Fri Jan 27 2012 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> - 3.12.0-7
- Build with gcc 4.7
- Add patch to support gcc 4.7
- Build with new libOSMesa
* Tue Dec 27 2011 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> - 3.12.0-6
- vtkPV*Python.so needs to go into the paraview python dir
- Drop chrpath
* Fri Dec 16 2011 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> - 3.12.0-5
- Oops, install vtk*Python.so, not libvtk*Python.so
* Mon Dec 12 2011 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> - 3.12.0-4
- Install more libvtk libraries by hand and manually remove rpath
* Fri Dec  9 2011 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> - 3.12.0-3
- Add patch from Petr Machata to build with boost 1.48.0
* Thu Dec  1 2011 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> - 3.12.0-2
- Enable PARAVIEW_INSTALL_DEVELOPMENT and re-add -devel sub-package
- Install libvtk*Python.so by hand for now
* Thu Nov 10 2011 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> - 3.12.0-1
- Update to 3.12.0
* Fri Oct 28 2011 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> - 3.10.1-6
- Fixup forward paths for mpi versions (bug #748221)

  [ 1 ] Bug #677387 - WriteImage segmentation fault in pvpython and pvbatch

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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