[Bf-committers] Re: [Bf-python] pre release

Michel Selten bf-committers@blender.org
16 Jul 2003 22:55:42 +0200

On Wed, 2003-07-16 at 04:58, Chris Want wrote:
> >>Will there be a pre release 2 of the new blender? When?
> > 
> > 
> > That was the plan, including both updates to exppython and the new sound
> > code.  The guys working on that part agreed to wait a couple more days,
> > so it could happen about today or tomorrow ... Michel?
> Hi there folks,
> Could we please try to coordinate some of
> the release stuff through the mailing list
> ... it would be nice to stay informed about
> this stuff without having to hang out on
> irc 24x7.

Chris, this is a valid comment! For issues not directly related to
Python, we should also use the regular mailing list.

> The current issue that I would like to get
> resolved before the release is the recompilation
> of the SDL lib on Irix. The SDL lib that comes
> from sgi freeware has aalib (ascii art) and
> ncurses as dependencies and this is unacceptible.
> Otherwise the sound stuff seems to work pretty
> nicely (I'm told).
> It would be nice to know how much time the
> Irix team has to sort this out before the
> pre-release.

There are some problems with the build systems at the moment. The auto*
build works, but that system is not yet used for building binaries. All
other systems need to be updated before the 2nd pre-release will be

On the Python side, I think we're ready for the 2nd pre-release. All
outstanding bugs reported on the python forum on blender.org have been
resolved. Most of the documentation is finished - except the Object
module which I need to work on a little more. The documentation is not
critical - but very nice - for the 2nd pre-release.

I would suggest to start building binaries when all build systems are
working again. Let's aim for Sunday for the 2nd pre-release ok?

With regards,