Well, this wasn't easy but it looks like it's done: Blender 2.43 has been released and we (finally!) have the new blender.org website online. This release is already dubbed by Ton as the 'Multi' release because there are so many Multi functions: multi-resolution Meshes, multi-level UV, multi-layer images and multi-pass rendering.
I did the implementation of the Typo3 Content Management System for the website and it has cost me a lot of time over the last few weeks and this weekend. By now, we're all pretty much spent - so I'll keep this very short.
Lots of goodies here - check out the 2.43 release log to get an impression of just how much has changed. Also, for the first time we have a series of Feature Videos demonstrating the power of some of the most important new features. Very cool stuff. Download 2.43 now!
A lot has changed behind the scenes: obviously we redid the entire website with a design by Matt Ebb. We also have a new webserver for the website dubbed 'Emo' (the new projects box will be 'Proog') and we'll say goodbye to our old faithful Xserve. Marco has spent a lot of time getting this box installed.
We also have three separate download servers (not counting our international mirrors), bringing our total download capacity up to 300mb. Slashdot and Digg? Bring 'em on!
So! I guess we'll now have to make sure Ton remembers to buy us a dinner :-)
Thanks to everyone who was involved and to the rest of you: enjoy!