[Bf-committers] Python sandbox

Mike Belanger mikejamesbelanger at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 19:43:50 CET 2010

To me its not a question of how secure your pipeline is, but how quickly you
can 'bounce back' after a system failure, maliciously-motived or otherwise.
Yeah, you should have a firewall, passwords, admin rights etc.  But really,
the best insurance policy for studio assets is automated-backup.
If anything, this sandbox thing almost sounds like it could restrict
backups, or make them difficult/require consent every save.  Anything
discouraging/inhibiting backup is a far bigger threat, imho.

A disclaimer in front of AddOns works for me.

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 11:28 PM, Matt Ebb <matt at mke3.net> wrote:

> On 18/03/2010, at 15:09 , §ĥřïñïďĥï Ŗäö wrote:
> > Hi,
> > This is my very first mail to this list . I am not a developer but I
> > thought
> > i will put my 2 cents here since I felt that this discussion is a
> > waste of
> > time for many reasons .
> > 1: +100 for Brecth and his opinion (He is perfectly right !!)
> > 2: sanboxing blender will make it unusable  in large pipelines where
> > we need
> > blender to be integrated with other softwares and also need to do a
> > lot of
> > automatic IO (this includes IO to databases and in  renderfarm too
> > which can
> > be used for other than just rendering out images )
> +1 to this too. Even in 2.4* we had lots of trouble at our studio with
> scriptlinks, pydrivers, etc being off by default. We had problems (and
> wasted hours of work) when an artist took work home, installed a
> default blender from online and worked with that - getting the file
> into a state that caused lots of problems when the scripts were
> working as intended. This may have happened more than once too, can't
> remember. Similar trouble when doing some complicated things and
> sending files out to other studios who weren't familiar with Blender
> and this particular issue that really doesn't affect them.
> Many people who use blender don't download and open files from
> strangers on the web, and I would not like to see practical usability
> hindered just to try and give people who do the impression of security.
> cheers,
> Matt
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