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.
- 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!