[Bf-committers] Python IPO module changes

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Mon Mar 14 13:47:36 CET 2005

Hi Ken,

I always feel sorry when mails keep being unanswered. There's just so  
much going on, and only few with time to manage communications. :)

However, it remains important to try to get the 'official owner' of  
such a part in Blender first. This is in first instance the bf-python  
group with Willian as lead, and if you've watched the list (or cvs  
commits) you can pick Joseph and Stephen as key developers for it.  
Neither of them is fulltime employed on this project, so you have to a  
bit forgiving in waiting for them to react. Typically I've found them  
to be very responsive. :)


On 12 Mar, 2005, at 18:52, Ken Hughes wrote:

> Sorry for the cross-post, but I'm still hoping that someone on
> either list will have some input for me.  I realize everyone is
> busy, but I'd like to hear either "go for it" or "no, but this
> oher thing would be useful" or "stop bothering us" so I'm not in
> limbo.
> I've been making a lot of changes to the Python API for IPOs, and
> since some of the changes are minor and others I'm having trouble
> keeping track of which copy of my code has which patches.  So I've
> decided just to submit the changes I've made and will be making,
> starting with the bug fixes and trivial patches and then getting
> successively more complex.  I'll upload the patches to the patch
> repository Stephen pointed out a while back.
> http://projects.blender.org/tracker/?group_id=9
> Here's my approach, and the order I propose to submit patches:
>     patch 1 - posted earlier this week which implements
> 	Ipo.removeCurve() and Ipocurve.delBezier().
>     patch 2 - implements three new BezTriple methods:
> 	setTriple(), getHandleTypes() and setHandleTypes().
>     patch 3 - implement some additional IpoCurve methods
> 	for consistency; for example, IpoCurve.getNPoints()
> 	to return number of points in a curve (although
> 	maybe deprecating Ipo.getNCurves() would also be
> 	a good idea, or just providing read-only class
> 	variables instead)
>     patch 4 - deprecate older IPO methods, such as
> 	getBeztriple() and EvaluateCurveOn(); these have
> 	been replaced by IPOCurve or BezTriple methods
>     patch 5 - Replace IPO curve name strings with
> 	dictionaries, and change IPO methods which use
> 	curve names to (also) use these dictionaries.
> So I have lots of ideas, and specific needs which means I plan
> to make these changes even if no one else wants them, but I don't
> want to seem like I'm pushing an agenda.  I just found Blender
> to be an incredibly useful app, and want to help by giving
> something back when and where possible.
> Ken
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