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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 24 August 2020


Will 2.90 be release tomorrow? There are still a few showstopper bugs - the final decision will be made later today..

Blender 2.90

  • A few high priority bugs are showstoppers.
    • Multi-view fix will be reverted (it introduced new issues), and fixed properly for 2.91.
    • Other already reported issues (OSL, sculpting) needs fixing or re-tagged as 2.91.
    • Fixes to be done by the end of today - if an issue persist tag as 2.90 + move to show stopper.
  • Tomorrow (25/Aug)  Dalai Felinto  will check the tracker again.
    • If no new showstopper comes up we confirm release on Wednesday, August 26th.
  • All eyes on the new untriaged reports to spot any showstopper.

Blender 2.91

  • Antonio Vazquez  needs two libraries for grease pencil - pugixml  and potrace .
  • Next week there will be a new round of modules meetings to confirm the roadmap for 2.91.
    • Dalai Felinto  will hand out the invitation for the module members, notes will be posted online afterwards.
    • If things go well this can be repeated every week to check the status of each module.

Google Summer of Code

  • This is the last week of Google Summer of Code.
  • Students reports are due this week, mentors’ in the following.
  • Himanshi Kalra  asks her project to be reviewed  as soon as possible due to short availability after GSoC.

New Features and Changes

Blender 2.91

  • Sculpt ( Pablo Dobarro )
    • Multires: base mesh sculpting (commit )
    • Filters: add orientation and axis options (commit ) (commit )
    • Pose and Boundary brushes: cloth simulation target (commit )
    • New Erase Displacement mesh filter (commit )
    • New Enhance Details mesh filter (commit )
    • Invert smooth to enhance details (commit )
  • USD: option to export only visible or all objects (commit ) ( Sybren A. Stüvel )
  • Outliner: improve performance by avoiding full updates when only selection changes (commit ) ( Julian Eisel )
  • Overrides: new Resync and Delete Override Hierarchy operators (commit ) (commit ) ( Bastien Montagne )
  • Sequencer: improvement performance of transform effect with multithreading (commit ) ( Richard Antalik )

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