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Developer Meeting Notes, July 14, 2013


blender_logo_shinyExpect Blender 2.68 to be released this Thursday!

Ton Roosendaal writes:

Hi all,

Here's a summary of today's meeting in #blendercoders.

1) Blender 2.68 release status

  • Bug tracker still at 115 open reports. No showstopper reports (things that used to work in previous release(s)).
  • Sergey Sharybin likes a bit of time to fix 2 reports.
  • Ton Roosendaal checks add-node error for HiDPI screens, Lukas Toenne is around to assist.
  • Proposal: wednesday release-ahoy, thursday release! Also means the logs would get ready then.
  • Splash - reminder to Bassam Kurdali to contact Ton!

2) Other projects

3) GSoC

  • Sergey has first threaded Object update work. On his 4 core system speedup was between factor 2-3. Tested with robot attack scene from ToS and a bunch of BBB chinchillas.
  • Ton has been sending out warnings to students - it's very important to communicate well about progress, especially with good docs and daily well logged commits.
  • Midterm evaluation starts in two weeks. Students should make sure their planning and deliverables matches what was agreed on. Check for more info on the list here.



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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. Always exciting waiting on the next release. Go devs! Looking forward to hearing more about the prospect of OpenSubdiv soon too. :)

  2. Can I suggest as a developer, that a "Showstopper" is a bug report that would prevent you from releasing the update; a "Regression bug" is one in which a prior feature no longer works. Love your work though, just being pedantic.

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