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Weekly Blender Developers meeting notes - October 16, 2017


Here are the notes from today's 8 UTC meeting in #blendercoders.

Reminder: meetings are on Mondays now, next meeting is 23 Oct, 16 UTC
(18 CEST).

1) Blender 2.79 release

  • 2.79a is needed, but not urgently, so meeting agreed on waiting after
    BConf to do it. Also, as a reminder, only trivial or safe fixes shall be
    backported from master to blender-2.79-release branch.
  • Help from other devs to triage, backport and test commits from master
    into 2.79 would be appreciated, a separated email will be sent to
    bf-commiters later with details on that topic.

2) Blender 2.8 projects

  • Not much to report, works keeps on going.
  • Campbell Barton did tool system proposal (with proof of concept
    patch). Weekly notes.
  • Bastien Montagne keeps working on the asset management system, among
    other things, added initial drag-and-adrop linking. Weekly notes.
  • Sergey Sharybin had a small week. Weekly notes.
  • Joshua Leung reminds that the advanced new Grease Pencil work shall be
    merged in main 2.8 branch in comming days.

3) Other projects

  • Nothing mentioned here, aside from Sergey noting that he will take
    down server some time this week (probably this
    tuesday) to do some maintenance work.

About the Author

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. Enjoy reading these updates . . . even if they seem minimal (which they aren't). Hats off to the developers and testers for continuing to keep B3D on top! Thanks!!

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