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Blender developer meeting minutes, february 14, 2010


Blender 2.50 alpha 1 mentioned for the first time!

Ton Roosendaal writes:

Current projects

  • Campbell proposes way to have a proper default/install path for extension scripts. This invoked too much confusing discussions; conclusions will follow.

Blender 2.5

  • Installer issues have to be solved... Ton, Campbell + Brecht will review a proposal and put online for discussions.
  • Andrea volunteers to check on proper install procedure for Windows.
  • Proposal got accepted to make a testbuild available this week. It will be named "2.5 alpha 1". The real (stable, documentation ready) release is going to be there soon, but not within a few weeks... the amount of fixes and bugreports (100+ per week) indicate we have to give it time.

Blender alpha 1 topics for release builders

  • Collada included? Linux no, Windows yes. Mac?
  • Ffmpg include preferably
  • Ton arranges a splash and does the ritual release # commit.
  • Most likely building can start tuesday end of day.
  • Release builders will be:
    • win32: Andrea
    • win64: ...
    • Linux 32/64: Ken Hughes
    • OSX 10.4/5 (and 6?) intel: ...
    • OSX 10.4/5 (and 6?) ppc: ...
  • Tom Musgrove volunteers to check on import/export 'regression files'


About the Author

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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. It' great to see this progressing. I'll be really excited when it has everything that 2.49 had and is stable. That's when I'll start using it for everything.

  2. Well then Valentine's Day wasn't a total loss!

    Release builders:

    No volunteer at the moment, or won't be ready this week? Not that the suspense has been killing me or anything!

    Gonna call this one Alphalpha?

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