[Bf-committers] 2.49 release proposal

Michael Fox mfoxdogg at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 00:11:13 CET 2009

personally im against a 2.49 release, sure there are some new stuff but
it will be a huge let down for the whole blender community who want 2.5
not another 2.4 release. 
I say still hunt down the bugs so they don't creep into 2.5, and your
suggestion for a march-april release is when the most time will be put
into 2.5 and it wont be too long after that that 2.5 can be somewhat
Not to mention that the documentation for all these new things has not
been written and many still very much untested.

so i say no 2.49 release but still work towards it as if it would be a
release eg, bug hunting

On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 13:56 +0100, Ton Roosendaal wrote:
> Hi all,
> It has been popping up in discussions a couple of times... the 
> suggestion make one final "stable" release for the 2.4x series before 
> moving to 2.50. That will also allow a more early release of the work 
> since 2.48.
> Another benefit would be that a good 2.49 release might sooth the 
> migration pains for 2.50 a bit, for example for python API changes... 
> :)
> A clear downside is of course it takes time and energy away from 2.5 
> work, the current bug tracker is quite loaded! But those should be 
> tackled anyway.
> I've promised to check on the tracker this week, to see how much of 
> this is generic blender bugs, or stuff that's not relevant for 2.5. 
> Would be nice if most 2.49 fixes could be migrated over. Will come back 
> to that later.
> Another good strategy to define if we're ready for a release is by 
> defining release targets, which should be met before a release. Here's 
> what has been mentioned on last sunday's irc meeting:
> Blender 2.49 targets:
> - Bug tracker down to reasonable level ( < 50?)
> - Dome support for GE
> - Texture nodes
> - GE python, new logic property API
> - New GE actuators
> - Video textures (capture support Windows only)
> - Projection paint
> - Jpeg2000 support in sequencer
> - Etch-a-ton (Martin's rigging system)
> And we should do of course a splash screen contest!
> Timing proposal: check target state weekly, and aim for an march/april 
> release, provided we're happy with the svn state + have sufficient 
> backup for making a release, like by the platform maintainers. :)
> Feedback welcome!
> -Ton-
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