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Developer Meeting Notes: December 22, 2013


blender_logo_shinyI think the most interesting development news of this week is the possibility of the inclusion of 'Implicit Skinning' in Blender!

Ton Roosendaal writes:

Here's the notes from today's meeting in, #blendercoders:

1) 2.70 release planning

  • We're still in BCon2 (targets defined). Here's the projects page.
  • Sergey Sharybin's work on threaded object updating is going to git master this week - but needs final review confirmation from Brecht still.
  • Jonathan Williamson will write down a page with UI targets for 2.70 and later.
  • William Reynish is also available to work on the tabs proposal, and tools/toolbar and other topics
  • Jonathan: contacted the original maintainer of Maya keymap (Gianmichele), he's available for future support most likely.

2) Other projects

  • Ton Roosendaal had mail from this team. Implicit Skinning is close to a source release. We need to find someone who's interested to help getting this in Blender.
  • Meeting further discussed the patch reviewing procedure. "Bad" patches that don't get in (easier to code self) feel like waste of time - where it should be a useful step to become involved. Ton suggested to think about ways how to assist new developers and learning paths.
  • Campbell proposes to add RSVC, to convert SVG to PNG at build time. It is useful for icon bitmaps, to keep them outside of git.

3) Happy holidays!

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  1. "I think the most interesting development news of this week is the
    possibility of the inclusion of ‘Implicit Skinning’ in Blender!"

    Oh yes! For sure. :)

    Happy holidays to everyone.

  2. Lawrence D’Oliveiro on

    I wonder, where would you try to publicize a set of scripts like this? They’re not technically Blender addons, though of course they make use of the Blender Python API.

  3. Lawrence D’Oliveiro on

    Anybody else notice that a patch was committed to remove the confirmation popup when deleting objects, only to be undone about three weeks later?

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