[Bf-committers] Blender IRC meeting, sunday 17 april 2011

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Sun Apr 17 17:35:30 CEST 2011

Hi all

Here's a summary of topics:

1) Blender 2.57 release

- At least two show-stoppers sneaked in the release. One that messed  
up partial sculpting display and a crash on entering 3d text editing.

- Meeting agrees on doing a 2.57a update release. Both Campbell and  
Ton will do extensive tracker hunting this monday already. But better  
be safe than sorry: call for final release can wait until wednesday or  
thursday. Status will be checked extensively in IRC and on this list.

- This also means we like everyone to check the tracker carefully, and  
only commit totally safe fixes!

- Doing even better RC testing was also discussed. The regression  
files on blender.org would have revealed the issues in release...  
ideas or suggestions to organize this better are welcome! Ton's  
preference would be to find 5-6 artists available for an extensive  
test and approve releases before we publish them. It's a boring but  
rewarding job :) Contact Ton in IRC or here for it?


- Ton contacted the splash committee (Thomas Dinges, Sergey Sharybin,  
Lukas Toenne) if they could spend review time whether to pick another  
splash for the update. This we didn't do before, nor do we want to  
dispute their authority! Thomas confirmed they'll look into it.

- FMX show (www.fmx.de) will be in about 2 weeks! Ton, Thomas and  
several artists will be demoing on a booth there for 4 days.

2) Other projects & todos

- Discussion on default keymap convention ongoing on the list. Needs a  
good proposal to solve in 2.58, which could probably be to have a  
small standard set of maps to match keyboard layouts, laptops or other  
3d programs. Needs further investigation & code work (also for add-ons).

- Intel graphics card problems: Sergey mentions that older Intel  
drivers (2006!) don't support 'shared OpenGL context' and will crash  
current svn. Meeting agrees it's acceptable for users to be required  
to update to stable/current drivers from vendors.

- Tom Musgrove made a wiki page for branch developers to summarize  
status. Please fill in!

3) Google Summer of Code

- Mentors and students still have a few days left to review or to  
update comments.

- Official deadline for reviews and assigning mentors: April 22nd  
07:00 UTC.

- Official announcement of accepted students: April 25 19:00 UTC.



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

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