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Weekly Blender Developers meeting notes - August 6, 2017

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Here are the notes from today's 14 UTC meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders.

1) Blender 2.79 release

  • First RC is out now.
  • Meeting discussed web todos wich will be handled this week (now I'm back from LA :)
  • blender.org doesn't advertise the RC well, will need more prominent coverage.
  • a release log should go to blender.org still (and the wiki version needs better images)
  • link to release logs is hidden since revamp of download page.
  • A possible RC2 will be checked on in 1-2 weeks.

2) Blender 2.8

  • The presentations on SIGGRAPH were a big success! Blender booth attracted a lot of visitors. Special kudos to the Viewport team and the people providing Eevee demos! Report will come soon.
  • The monday kick-off meeting for full-time/paid 2.8 coders will be in IRC tomorrow. 10:00 CEST. Report will go to this list.

3) GSoC

  • Final evaluation ends in 3 weeks. Students should get working (end user level) software now, and spend the last weeks on feedback, tweaks and fixes. Provide binaries and docs for users to attract testers!

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Bart Veldhuizen

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