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PCL-1.7.1 released

PCL-1.7.1 has been released including these changes:

  • New pcl::io::savePNGFile() functions and pcd2png tool (deprecates organized_pcd_to_png).
  • Support for Intel Perceptual Computing SDK cameras.
  • New Dual quaternion transformation estimation algorithm.
  • Bugfixes

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PCL 1.7

We are proud to announce the new PCL version 1.7.

After one year of development, there have been a lot of changes:

A more detailed change log can be found on https://github.com/PointCloudLibrary/pcl/blob/master/CHANGES.md#-171-07102013- as well as in the git log: https://github.com/PointCloudLibrary/pcl/commits/pcl-1.7.0

PCL 1.6 released!

PCL 1.6

We are very happy to announce that we are releasing the 1.6 version of our favorite library. This release took longer than the usual due to the very busy schedule of the PCL community: code sprints, tutorials at robotics and computer vision conferences, contests, the Open Perception Foundation etc.

Due to the larger time difference to the previous release, the Point Cloud Library 1.6 contains a lot more new features, bug fixes, and awesome tools and apps you can take advantage of in your personal projects. More details on the change list.

As usual, you will find binaries for Windows, Debian&Ubuntu, and Mac OS X on the downloads page. or source code that you can compile for your favorite supported platform.

Thank you for the awesome support you have offered us so far!

PCL 1.4.0!

We're thrilled to announce that Point Cloud Library (PCL) version 1.4.0 has been released!

PCL 1.4

You can find the latest source and binaries on our download page: http://www.pointclouds.org/downloads/.

Thanks to the hard work of all of our awesome contributors, we've got a big list of new features. The most notable overall changes are:

libpcl_common

  • added float union to the pointXYZRGBL type, in order to aid PCD_viewer compatibility
  • bugfix: pcl::computeCovarianceMatrixNormalized did not normalize for each implementation
  • fixed bug #421: at(u,v) should return a const reference
  • added…

PCL 1.3.1!

PCL 1.3.1

A new version of PCL is ready! PCL 1.3.1 includes lots of bug-fixes, and you can check out the complete list here:

http://dev.pointclouds.org/projects/pcl/wiki/ChangeList#-131-2011-11-30-

The source code is ready to download now from

http://www.pointclouds.org/downloads/

and if you prefer binary installers, we'll have those posted on the downloads page sometime in the next few days.

And as always, a big thanks to all the users and developers who helped us track down and fix these bugs.

PCL 1.3.0!

We're thrilled to announce that Point Cloud Library (PCL) version 1.3.0 has been released!

PCL 1.3

You can find the latest source and binaries on our download page: http://www.pointclouds.org/downloads/.

Thanks to the hard work of all of our awesome contributors, we've got a big list of new features. From 1.3 we are constructing the Changelist for each library separately, as they can in theory be mixed and matched with older versions (though we officially do not support this yet). The most notable overall changes are:

  • removed wxWidgets as a dependency from PCL and implemented the Image visualization classes using VTK
  • removed cminpack as a dependency from PCL and implemented the LM optimization functionality using Eigen
  • added a new library called PCL Search (libpcl_search) that has a more uniform API for nearest neighbor searches and stripped the unneeded functionality from libpcl_kdtree and libpcl_octree. Search now wraps KdTree and Octree for NN calls. This is a MINOR API BREAKING CHANGE. To change your code switch from:
    pcl::KdTree -> pcl::Search (if the purpose is to use one of its children for search)
    pcl::KdTreeFLANN -> pcl::search::KdTree
    pcl::OrganizedDataIndex -> pcl::search::OrganizedNeighbor
    
  • improved…

PCL 1.2

We're thrilled to announce that Point Cloud Library (PCL) version 1.2 has been released!

PCL 1.2

You can find the latest source and binaries on our download page: http://www.pointclouds.org/downloads/.

Thanks to the hard work of all of our awesome contributors, we've got a big list of new features.

In addition, our Ubuntu package structure has been completely reorganized:

  • pcl 1.0 was renamed to pcl-1.0. To stick with the old version please run:
    $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libpcl-1.0-dev
  • pcl 1.2 is now available as separate packages for every subsystem
  • the Doxygen documentation is in packages in libpcl-1.2-doc
  • there is a default package that depends on the current PCL release to get the newest release all the time just do:
    $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libpcl-all
  • New to PCL? Visit our downloads page and give it a try. If you're looking for ideas on how to get started, be sure to check out our growing collection of tutorials.

PCL 1.1.1!

We're thrilled to announce that Point Cloud Library (PCL) version 1.1.1 has been released!

PCL 1.0.1

PCL 1.1.1 is a patch release, API compatible with 1.1. Here's a few of the release highlights:

PCL 1.1!

We're thrilled to announce that Point Cloud Library (PCL) version 1.1 has been released!

PCL 1.1

You can find the latest source and binaries on our download page:

http://www.pointclouds.org/downloads/.

Thanks to the hard work of all of our awesome contributors, we've got a big list of new features:

  • new 3D features:
    • SHOT (Signature of Histograms of Orientations)
    • PPF (Point-Pair Features)
    • StatisticalMultiscaleInterestRegionExtraction
    • MultiscaleFeaturePersistence
  • improved documentation:
    • sample consensus model coefficients better explained
    • new tutorials (RadiusOutlierRemoval, ConditionalRemovalFilter, ConcatenateClouds, IterativeClosestPoint, KdTreeSearch, NARF Descriptor visualization, NARF keypoint extraction, ConcaveHull, PCLVisualizer demo)
  • new surface triangulation methods:
    • MarchingCubes, MarchingCubesGreedy
    • OrganizedFastMesh
    • SurfelSmoothing
    • SimplificationRemoveUnusedVertices
  • new registration methods:
    • PyramindFeatureMatching
    • CorrespondenceRejectorSampleConsensus
  • new…

PCL 1.0.1!

We're thrilled to announce that Point Cloud Library (PCL) version 1.0.1 has been released!

PCL 1.0.1

PCL 1.0.1 is a patch release, API compatible with 1.0. Here's a few of the release highlights:

  • please note that version 1.0.0 had a flaw when creating ASCII pcd files. This version includes the tool pcd_convert_NaN_nan to fix this
  • added VTK file visualization to pcd_viewer
  • hiding the cminpack/FLANN headers, thus reducing compile time for user code
  • fixed IntegralImageNormalEstimation
  • tutorial updates and fixes + new tutorials. Changed tutorial structure to split CPP files from RST text.
  • better doxygen documentation for many functions
  • fixed a bug in ConditionalRemovalFilter where the keep_organized condition was reversed
  • removed BorderDescription and Histogram<2> from the list of explicit template instantiations
  • added PointXY point registration macros
  • added ExtractIndicesSelf unit test
  • fixed a lot of alignment issues on 32bit architectures
  • PCD ascii files now have each individual line trimmed for trailing spaces
  • internal changes for PCDReader/PCDWriter, where NAN data is represented as "nan"
  • sped up compilation with MSVC by adding…

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