Fedora 18 Update: paraview-3.98.0-1.fc18

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-12-21 01:18:09

Name        : paraview
Product     : Fedora 18
Version     : 3.98.0
Release     : 1.fc18
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 is slated to be the final major release in the 3 series, hence the dramatic change in version number since the last release (3.14.1).

Exporting to PS/PDF: One of the most requested features on ParaView User Voice (http://paraview.uservoice.com) was to add support for vector graphics. With this release, it is now possible to export scenes from 3D views and charts as postscript, eps, pdf, or svg vector graphics. All text and annotations such as scalar bars, cube-axes, and curves in charts are exported as vector graphics, thus ensuring crisp reproduction for publications. 3D surfaces and volumes, however, must remain embedded as a rasterized image in the resulting output file.

Math-text in annotations: The second most requested feature on ParaView User Voice (http://paraview.uservoice.com) was the ability to add mathematical markup to annotation text. ParaView can now use the equation rendering support in the matplotlib package to generate mathematical equations in selected text fields. Only categorical scalar bar annotations support this feature at the moment, but future releases will extend this capability to all text fields.

Transparent surfaces: Another highly requested feature was the ability to specify the opacity mapping when coloring surfaces with scalars, which is added in ParaView 3.98.0. The 'Color Scale Editor' dialog adds the ability to specify the opacity functions for surfaces.

Redesigned 'Properties' panels: With the 3.98.0 version, we have revamped the panels used to specify filter properties and display parameters. Instead of using separate panels, we now have a combined 'Properties' panel that by default shows a subset of commonly used properties for filters. For more control, users can easily switch to an advanced view. The updated panel also adds the ability to search for properties by name.

Improved AMR support: AMR (adaptive mesh refinement) data structures were completely redesigned for improved performance and memory efficiency.  It is now possible to volume render AMR datasets. Additionally, we have added support for multi-resolution streaming of AMR datasets for adaptive volume rendering.

Simplified 'Find Data': The 'Find Data' dialog, used for querying datasets, has been simplified with the ability to specify complex queries for advanced users. Commonly used operations such as min, max, and mean are now accessible from the simplified interface.

New slice-based views: Two new views have been added to simplify data exploration using orthogonal slices: Slice and Quad view. The Slice view allows the user to quickly create, delete, and move any arbitrary slice along a given axis using an interactive user interface. The Quad view enables the user to explore a dataset using three slices that get independently rendered in their own 2D view while a 3D view lets the user see slices’ positions in 3D space.

Every release of ParaView includes several excellent contributions from the community, and this release is no different. The 3.98.0 release includes a completely redesigned 'Memory Inspector' panel that can be used to keep track of memory usage across all ParaView processes, including remote processes (thanks to Burlen Loring at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory). Moreover, a new ParaView reader plugin for LANL's GMV file format has been added (thanks to Sven Buijssen at TU Dortmund University) that supports a wider set of keywords than the current one from VisItBridge.

* Mon Dec 17 2012 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> - 3.98.0-1
- Update to 3.98.0
- Remove source of more bundled libraries
- Drop include, gcc47, vtkboost, and hdf5 patches
- Rebase kwprocessxml_rpath and system library patches
- Add patch to fix install locations
- Add patch to use system protobuf
- Add BR gl2ps-devel >= 1.3.8
- Disable pvblot for now
- Build with hdf5 1.8.10
* Thu Nov  1 2012 Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com> - 3.14.1-5
- Rebuild for mpich2 1.5
- Add patch to compile with current boost

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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