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VTK Git Usage
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VTK version tracking and development is hosted by [Git](http://git-scm.com).
Please select a task for further instructions:

Main Tasks
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* [Install Git](http://public.kitware.com/Wiki/Git/Download) -
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  Git 1.7.2 or greater is preferred (required for development)
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* [Download VTK](download.md) - Users start here

* [Develop VTK](develop.md) - Contributors start here

Other Tasks
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* [Review Changes](https://gitlab.kitware.com/vtk/vtk/merge_requests) -
  VTK GitLab Merge Requests

* [Test VTK](dashboard.md) - CDash client setup

* [Learn Git](http://public.kitware.com/Wiki/Git/Resources) -
  Third-party documentation

Branches
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The upstream VTK repository has the following branches:

* `master`: Development (default)
* `release`: Maintenance of latest release
* `nightly-master`: Follows `master`, updated at `01:00 UTC`
* `hooks`: Local commit hooks
   ([placed](http://public.kitware.com/Wiki/Git/Hooks#Local) in `.git/hooks`)
* `dashboard`: Dashboard script ([setup](dashboard.md) a CDash client)