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Developer Meeting Notes: February 9, 2014


blender_logo_shinyThe Blender developers are reporting in after their weekly meeting. No major issues this week - everything seems to be converging nicely on the upcoming 2.70 release. The first Release Candidate is now planned for early March.

Ton Roosendaal writes:

Hi all,

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

1) Work on upcoming 2.70 release

  • Planning for release didn't change.
  • Image Editor panels are being reshuffled now.
  • Crucial bugs to be done are now listed on a special page.
  • Showstopper bug is for Windows with non-Ascii character file paths (like Japanese). Campbell Barton and Tamito Kajiyama will check on it.
  • Note! Python scripters who added toolbar buttons should check and/or update scripts, because of news tabs there. Connect Campbell if you need help.
  • Sketchfab will submit an add-on to be included in release, using the 'commercial services' deal we've reviewed and accepted last August. It still needs to be reviewed though.

2) Other projects

  • Ton Roosendaal wrote a report of the developer meeting in Blender Institute, to map out issues for the next film project.
  • Lukas Toenne started to work on a cleanup compositor code, will be online this week.
  • After the meeting, there was a discussion on the status of NPR render in Blender, and the 'BEER' project from Bong Wee Kwong.
  • A new mailing list has been added to discuss work on Blender's NPR render future.

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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. Kirill Trideshny on

    to 'BEER' - the water surface rendering example (stippling) did amazed me! Realtime hatching features are useful for many things. The best artistic hatching of this type I remember is in JOT.

  2. "Showstopper bug is for Windows with non-Ascii character file paths (like Japanese). "

    Hopefully they can also see if the fixes make Japanese path/file names show up properly in windows...

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