Following the hot debate on changes to the Blender interface, Ton Roosendaal has now written a deep and insightful commentary on the position of the Blender Foundation. It refers to his base philosophy and expands on what he sees at the best approach to improving the interface. It’s a large piece – it’ll take you at least 15 minutes to carefully read it. But if you’re seriously interested in Blender, its backgrounds and its future, this is one article you really should read.
The Blender Foundation has just released the second release candidate of Blender 2.69. You can download it now. A list of fixes isn’t available yet, but I’ll add that here as soon as I can get my hands on it :)
The Release Candidate of Blender 2.69 is now available for download. New features include (FBX import, Plane tracking, Cycles SSS, etc). Please test and report any bugs that you may find! If you’re unclear about the Blender bug reporting process, please check this video by Sebastian König.