The September 18, 2022 CloudComPy Windows10 release is available

The September 18, 2022 version of the Windows 10 Anaconda 3 binary is available here.

The corresponding Anaconda3 configuration is described in the README.

WARNING This version requires a new conda environment based on Python 3.10,

To create this environment, see the README, use the following instructions.

conda activate
conda update -y -n base -c defaults conda
conda create --name CloudComPy310 python=3.10
   # --- erase previous env if existing
conda activate CloudComPy310
conda config --add channels conda-forge
conda config --set channel_priority strict
conda install "boost=1.74" "cgal=5.4" cmake ffmpeg "gdal=3.5" jupyterlab "matplotlib=3.5" "mysql=8.0" "numpy=1.22" "opencv=4.5" "openmp=8.0" "pcl=1.12" "pdal=2.4" "psutil=5.9" pybind11 "qhull=2020.2" "qt=5.15" "scipy=1.8" sphinx_rtd_theme spyder tbb tbb-devel "xerces-c=3.2"

WARNING CloudComPy is now built with pybind11 instead of Boost.Python. For the CloudComPy user, the Python scripts are unchanged, but there is always the possibility of small changes in the behaviour of the code or bugs not covered by the tests. (if so, please post issues).

WARNING On Windows, with the binary based on the conda packages, Python 3.10, only the English version of CloudCompare is available,
   the translations are not available: it seems that this is due to a bug in the Qt 5.15.4 version of the conda package.
   We are waiting for the correction of this bug in the packaging.

This version brings the following features:

  • CloudComPy is built with Python 3.10 instead of Python 3.9
  • update to CloudCompare master > 2.12.4 (september 15, 2022)
  • (issue #53) update pdal version to 2.4.2: needs conda Python 3.10. Works on Linux and Windows
  • (issue #54) fix the bug on save scalar fields with laz 1.4 -test added on extra scalar field saved an correctly loaded, see test020.py
  • (issue #64) a use case with invalid points (E57 file) and scalar fields to resize, see test041.py
  • (issue #65) add possibility of automatic downloading of sample files for ctest, update README for ctest, see test041.py
  • (issue #66) get access to global shift: see ccShiftedObject::getGlobalShift, see test006.py
  • Various small fixes.

NOTE: issues #49 and #50 are still under analysis, they will require further development. The changes done in the conda packaging and the use of pybind11 are a necessary step towards solving these issues.

Corresponding git tag CloudComPy_master_20220918.