[Bf-committers] Meeting minutes, nov 7, 2010

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 07:43:08 CET 2010

On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 5:13 PM, Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> 1) Current projects
> - Campbell Barton has a patch in the tracker to place background
> images with empty objects.
> - Meeting shortly discussed progress in particle branch, which
> involves node-based particle editing too.
> 2) Blender 2.5x topics
> - Janne Karhu proposed to make pointcache baking (like for particles)
> threaded, but he was getting thread issues with scene drawing, mostly
> due to an ancient global variable.
> Meeting then went into review of how threaded render works in general,
> which is not stable yet. Brecht reminded that there's a "Debug" test
> 101 for it (CTRL+ALT+D, set to 101), which copies the entire database
> (but there's issues with Images still).
> Ton confirms this needs further research, and is defintely a 2.5 target.
> - Andrea Weikert noticed 'noise depth' on Perlin-noise based textures
> had a too low maximum setting. Will be fixed. Example: http://www.pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=6856
> - Campbell mentions there are too many "Blender doesn't start" bug
> reports. He suspects gfx cards to be the issue, and proposes to get a
> couple of different cards to configure systems at home with.
> - Nathan Letwory suspects that (for Windows) a "doesn't start" bug is
> also related to failing installer issues. The installer doesn't handle
> priviledged vs nonpriviliged files well, and there are problems with
> installation path finding code.
> Maybe we should drop the installer, and just provide a
> register_blender.bat or install.bat?
> - Campbell and Thomas Dinges will look into removing unused files from
> svn.
> - Campbell proposes to ditch old Makefiles, Ton protests, but will
> test Cmake in due time. Andrea mentions Cmake to MSVC has a nasty bug,
> creating directories for every C file.
> - Question: is anyone even supporting Irix for 2.5x?
> -Ton-

Re: CMake/MSVC bug, this is just how we group files, fixed r32939.
Andrea, can you double check this is ok?. All I had to go by were
image search screen-shots on see what is a typical layout is :).

- Campbell

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