We are preparing next version of OCCT, 6.7.1, to be released by the end of April.
This version is to provide bug fixes and minor improvements, mostly those made for our customers.
We are going to minimize API changes in this release, thus most of substantial improvements affecting API, even those already integrated to Git master, will go to version 6.8.0.
Beta version of OCCT 6.7.1 is ready for testing, and we invite you to test this version in your applications. Use the commit tagged "V6_7_1_beta" in the Git repository for this testing.
Most of changes in version 6.7.1 are in Modeling Algorithms and Visualization; see draft Release Notes for details.
If you have reported some issues in bug tracker, please check those with Verified status and Target Version set to 6.7.1 -- these should be included in this release. If you detect a regression, please report it as soon as possible. Two further releases are planned:
- 6.8.0 will be regular feature release to contain all improvements ready by the time. Tentatively scheduled to the end of summer.
- 7.0.0 should be refactored version where CDL and WOK are replaced by pure C++ code and custom build tools (most likely based on CMake).
If everything goes as expected, we shall have first alpha version of OCCT 7.0.0 in beginning of summer, then we will have several rounds of review and testing before the release.
The release of 7.0.0 will likely be done at nearly the same time as 6.8.0, with similar functional level, so that people who are not ready to move to 7.0.0 can use 6.8.0 without much loss of functionality.
Please feel free to comment.