[Bf-committers] Preference file changes for Vista/Win7, network installations, and large domain deployments

Andrea Weikert andrea at aweikert.de
Tue Mar 30 22:14:14 CEST 2010


ok, I guess if we can make sure that the user normally doesn't have to 
set anything and we don't have to change any system settings we should 
be ok.
Remember that we do want to still provide a single directory install 
(zip file) where the user can run blender without needing to set up 

As for the rest of your suggestions, I've put my thoughts beneath your 
suggestions - I think we're mostly on the same page, just some details 
vary ;)

Let me know what you think,


GSR schrieb:
> Hi,
> andrea at aweikert.de (2010-03-30 at 1920.16 +0200):
>> For the multi-user installation, there is a start of a description in 
>> the wiki where the paths that blender uses are set via environment 
>> variables, which I don't really like since they are cumbersome on 
>> Windows to setup. They are also likely to be forgotten to set by users 
>> or point to wrong versions of Blender etc. which will lead to bug 
>> reports and at least some maintenance work for the devs.
> The env vars are, first, a method to pass the info to children
> processes (and to receive from parent if Blender is being launched
> from scripts), and second a configuration system.
> The default initialization is from a file and some internal code (to
> handle versions, etc) so only very advanced users should need to
> change things by hand, the rest should be fine with defaults or a file
> rewritten by Blender.
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