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Blender Developer Meeting Notes: May 25, 2020


Bug Sprint


  • bcon4 on Wednesday, May 27th.
  • There are still 8 bugs tagged as 2.83 (5 high priority).
  • Pablo Vazquez reminds developers to fill in their release notes . Some features are missing examples and link to commit (e.g., Cycles and UI).

User Interface

  • The viewport “edit-mode” cursor change was reverted .
  • It can be revisited for 2.90 with a more comprehensive big picture.
  • Besides tools, Dalai Felinto suggests that status bar, and modifiers designs also to be cleared up for 2.90.
  • Julian Eisel suggests wrapping up the 2.8 open tasks as the main goal for the UI team during the 2.90 release series.


  • Dalai Felinto suggests wrapping up the 2.8 project by moving/writing the latest design docs to the development wiki .

Google Summer of Code

  • “Regression Testing Frameworks” project started , but it will resume only next week.


New Features and Changes

  • No major changes due to bug fixing sprint.

Weekly Reports

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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 Comment

  1. How about the modifiers direction. Why don't we just make it so that the last layer is on top, consistent with the physical world. Why do we need another indirection to mean bottom is up and up is bottom.

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