[Bf-committers] 2.49 release proposal

joe joeedh at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 01:27:10 CET 2009

This sounds like a good idea to me, so long as it doesn't jeopardize
the development of 2.5 by stealing away development time.  If that's
not the case, then I agree; having a really stable 2.4x version is
probably necessary at some point, given that many people may need to
use it for a while, until they can migrate all of their scripts over
to 2.5 (and until 2.5 itself gets fully stable).  Especially in the
cases of rigs that may hackishly use the python api for different


On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 5:56 AM, Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org> 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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