Just to let you know we are working on updating the version of VTK used in Slicer to use the latest VTK version. As soon as a branch is ready for testing, I will follow up here.
It will include the follow steps:
create branch for testing VTK build
document breaking change on https://www.slicer.org/wiki/Documentation/Labs/VTK7 (we will probably create a VTK8 page)
transition MacOSX build from factory.kitware (MacOSX 10.6.8) to factory-south.kitware (MacOSX 10.11.6). Deployment target for Slicer official package will be changed from
10.7(the minimum required by newer VTK)
transition Linux build from Ubuntu 10.04 VM running on
factory-south.kitwareto docker based build running on metroplex.kitware dashboard. (It will most likely use dockcross/manylinux-x64 (or similar image)