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Developer Meeting Notes: October 13, 2013


blender_logo_shinyThe dev team is wrapping up 2.69 and looking ahead to 2.70!

Ton Roosendaal writes:

Hi all,

Here are the notes from today's meeting in #blendercoders

1) 2.69 Release Candidate status

  • Campbell Barton will gather fixes that would go to the RC branch. He'll propose this tomorrow on this mailing list.
  • Tuesday (possibly) we then call for another RC Ahoy, for a second release candidate.
  • Splash for RC2 should be updated too. Campbell proposes to find a way to handle it by code (not committing pngs each time).

2) Next release - plans for 2.70

  • A refresh or changes in UI startup defaults will be handled during the next weeks. Final proposal is not expected until week after Blender Conference. (Which is in 2 weeks already).
  • Because of the upcoming conference, we propose to not move to "BCon2" (which is "release targets defined") before November 3. Might even be later.
  • We also need time to check with the Google Summer of Code students which branches can be migrated over to trunk.
  • Sergey Sharybin: his "threaded update" branch is almost ready for trunk!
  • Howard Trickey mentions his student (Sketch Mesh) also started a review with him for inclusion in trunk.
  • We also will be able to tackle compatibility issues for 2.70 (like texface, nodes, ...). That might mean that files saved in 2.7x versions won't read fully compatible in 2.6x versions - with a warning on load. We will first collect all compatibility issues here in wiki for further review.
  • Meeting ended with discussion about the menu option "reset to default value" in the UI, which seems to have issues still - mostly because it's not well defined what the default is - or where a default is being defined. Brecht and Campbell will work together on finding a good solution for it.



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  1. Good work. Please if is possible to review the GSOC work of Psi-Fi about the painting system. Blender needs better painting and sculpting tools.

  2. And... still not certain if there is there is a way to specify "self.attribute" in an animation driver, but it was there in the 2.4 series. Actually, I think I have figured out how to script a workaround if it doesn't show up in the 2.7 roadmap. That's what the Python scripting environment is there for and I should make more use of it.

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