Developer's meeting notes: Need to get good targets for 2.5 beta, additional artists for Durian, micropolygons in the render branch and re-project in trunk, planning for GSOC 2010, and a planned upgrade for the bug tracker so bugs can be searchable.
Ton Roosendaal writes:
Here is the summary of today's sunday IRC meeting.
Next release, 2.5 project
- Everyone agrees we need a very good target & todo list for the next steps. Ton will work with Matt on a proposal for how to get Blender out of alpha a.s.a.p.
- It was mentioned that Emmanual Stone waits for review of his Nurbs branch, to get included in trunk. Meeting agrees on waiting with moving this code over until Blender is out of beta.
- Ton emphasizes that we should be reluctant to add anything 'new' in Blender trunk. All efforts and invitations for help could go to the bug tracker and 2.5 todo list first!
- Wiki status on 2.5 is highly outdated and confusing. Has to be fixed!
- Pablo Vazquez (Argentina) arrived today in Amsterdam and will join the project for the 2nd half. Dolf Veenvliet will also start here in two weeks, and William Reynish joins the team end of the month! Makes it 10 artists full time in Amsterdam, not counting part timers and online help even.
- Two very cool new features: Brecht added 'per render-tile subdivision', which gives micropolygon quality displacements. Campbell added a tool to have quick camera-remapping of textures possible, via GIMP even! See http://durian.blender.org for details.
- Google Summer of Code starts again, this week is call for mentoring organizations to apply. Tom Musgrove volunteers to do the application and coordinate the Blender GSoC this year.
- Blender's bug tracker and projects system will get upgraded, a volunteer from FusionForge http://fusionforge.org will help us with it. Result should be at least that searching in trackers work again!