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Blender revision 25000!


commit-500x245Blender has reached its 25000th SVN commit - a measurement of development activity. Mike Pan comments on his blog.

Mike writes:

For those of you following the Blender development scene, you might realize we have reached a remarkable milestone today. The Blender source code has had its 25000th revision on November 29th, 2009. This means since October 2002, when Blender was released as an open source package, twenty-five-thousand individual commits had been made towards the Blender source code.

Although this arbitray number is no way a direct measurement of the enormous effort that went into the making of this great software package (some commits are one line patches while others are gigantic multi-project merges), nor does the number 25000 have anything to do with the release of Blender 2.5, I think it's still an amazing accomplishment that we should all celebrate, artists and developers alike.


Blender revision 25000!

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Congratulation! I realised the number while ago in SVN and it make me smile too. :) This project is amazing from the beginning and grows year after year rapidly. I have a birthday by coincidence, so I raise a wineglass for all Blender developers now!!!

  2. the multiresolution/sculpt speed for me it's better than in the previous revisions, now is possible to sculpt with multiresolution level 9...

  3. yay :D That's a huge thing!

    The commits/time look like a spreading fire, great :D

    Nice Pie Chart too, though I wonder how one could cut so tiny pieces of pie xD

    It would be nice to see a combination: commits over time per author

  4. wow, 25000 revisions :-D and in only 7 years! that's roughly 2560 days so...

    almost 10/day, lol :-DDD

    well, congrats to all :-D

  5. All Hail Blender! All Hail Blender! All Hail Blender!
    Changed my life forever, altered my prospect to future, sparked a little mesh in everything.
    Lift up a stone, and there will be a little displacement happening, break a splinter of wood and you will find vertices. Blender was the dimension missing in my life, it was the 3rd, it became the maker of the virtual things and visions once bleak and flat turned... blender!

    And on the first day I created the cube, the allspark in a Blender's creation. On the second day I created light, which was ugly. I can't recall the days thereafter, but I don't care.

    Corniger 12, Psalm 2.5, Subsurf Level 4.

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