[Bf-committers] Developer IRC meeting minutes, march 7, 2010

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Sun Mar 7 17:26:48 CET 2010

Hi all,

Here is the summary of today's sunday IRC meeting.

1) Next release, 2.5 project

- Everyone agrees we need a very good target & todo list for the next  
steps. Ton will work with Matt on a proposal for how to get Blender  
out of alpha a.s.a.p.

- It was mentioned that Emmanual Stone waits for review of his Nurbs  
branch, to get included in trunk. Meeting agrees on waiting with  
moving this code over until Blender is out of beta.

- Ton emphasizes that we should be reluctant to add anything 'new' in  
Blender trunk. All efforts and invitations for help could go to the  
bug tracker and 2.5 todo list first!

- Wiki status on 2.5 is highly outdated and confusing. Has to be fixed!

2) Durian news

- Pablo Vazquez (Argentina) arrived today in Amsterdam and will join  
the project for the 2nd half. Dolf Veenvliet will also start here in  
two weeks, and William Reynish joins the team end of the month! Makes  
it 10 artists full time in Amsterdam, not counting part timers and  
online help even.

- Two very cool new features: Brecht added 'per render-tile  
subdivision', which gives micropolygon quality displacements. Campbell  
added a tool to have quick camera-remapping of textures possible, via  
GIMP even!

See http://durian.blender.org for details.

3) Other issues

- Google Summer of Code starts again, this week is call for mentoring  
organizations to apply. Tom Musgrove volunteers to do the application  
and coordinate the Blender GSoC this year.

- Blender's bug tracker and projects system will get upgraded, a  
volunteer from FusionForge http://fusionforge.org will help us with  
it. Result should be at least that searching in trackers work again!


Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
Blender Institute   Entrepotdok 57A  1018AD Amsterdam   The Netherlands

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