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Developer meeting notes: December 12, 2010


The migration is complete! The archaic backbone of Blender's development has been replaced with a modern system. Check it out!

Ton Roosendaal writes:

Hi all,


  • Trackers and migrated.
  • We had some bad luck with a server hanging, but that's solved now.
  • todo: SCM viewer for browsing svn history. Will come back early january (?) (tip: use svn annotate for checking files)
  • todo: searching for open reports assigned to specific person
  • Issues for the trackers or website can be posted here.

2) 2.5 issues

  • Time for a new official beta! Proposal: announce on 26th, release midweek after. Question: are release builders available in this holiday season?
  • Ton will now for real work on the official regression test update! A version of it should be in the GSoX unit-test project.
  • Dalai proposes to replace the ancient built-in vector font with a more modern (and official free) one. We can even include a couple? Waiting for proposal...
  • Work on UI "Style" system is a todo, and will allow loading own font sets, and assign to UI items like panels, menus, buttons, labels.
  • Tracker work (bug fixing) goes excellent. We're getting more time to move attention to the long todo in now.

3) Other projects


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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. Regarding an SCM viewer, are you guys looking for something that's read-only? If so, it should be reasonably simple to either grab something ready made or implement something by just having a script (or use WebDAV) print the contents in the repository and just style it with whatever templating system is available.

    This one is rather popular:

    I did a browser like that with the combination of Apache hosting SVN over WebDAV, XSLT for transforming the xml to something that makes more sense in a browser view and then just plain ol' html/css to get the styling going. I can send you the code if you're interested, I just have to find it first! Using WebDAV means you either have to make sure you get the permissions right or use it as a mirror of some other repo.

    I've also started work on a SCM viewer for Mercurial. It's very much a WIP but the first pre-alpha can be seen here:

    Again though, that's Mercurial, not svn. It should also be noted that at the moment, it's really not made for any other browser than Safari (although Chrome probably works too).

  2. "Dalai proposes to replace the ancient built-in vector font with a more modern (and official free) one. We can even include a couple? Waiting for proposal…"

    I'd have to agree with this. I've always thought the current font looked cheap and archaic. A better looking font would go a long way toward getting newcomers to accept Blender as serious software.

  3. I like this "archaic" font in Blender. So I really hope it will be replaceble. Is it about the system's font (UI), am I right?

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