[Bf-committers] Blender developer IRC meeting minutes, 4 december 2011

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Sun Dec 4 18:27:19 CET 2011

Hi all,

Here's a summary of todays topics:

1) Blender 2.61 release progress

- Translation (.po) files: will be added to svn tomorrow by Bastien  
   Meeting agrees that .po files should be added before we enter BCon4  
(official release candidate builds).

- Motion tracker: Keir Meirle has updated solvers, using a hybrid of  
previous methods. Camera tracking is working great.

- Motion tracker: Sergey Sharybin was trying to finish object tracking  
as well, but couldn't finish it today yet.

- Meeting then spent a long time on pros and cons of having last  
minute cool features - like object tracking. Basically the module  
owner (Sergey) could decide it's good enough to add today or tomorrow.  
But if it needs more time (week or more) to mature, it's better to  
wait. Sergey thinks he'll wait for 2.62 with it... but we don't  
exclude a miracle. :)

- As planned, we move to BCon4 tomorrow: all work for release has been  
wrapped up, we make release candidates and focus on essential bug  
fixes only.

- Release Candidate build call: this tuesday evening (EU time).

- NOTE!! Files saved with svn trunk Blender, between Nov 29 and Dec 4,  
have a delta scaling issue, which makes objects appear zero scaled.  
Best solution then is to run this 1 liner in the python terminal:

   >>>  for ob in bpy.data.objects: ob.delta_scale = (1,) * 3

- To get ready for a fabulous release, we do a call for demos! We can  
use excellent files to show all the new features in 2.61. Mail links  
to files to this list?

- Thomas Dinges added a cool Cycles test material blend file in svn:

2) Other projects

- Antonis Ryakiotakis (Psy-Fi) worked on improved selection code, it  
appears ATI cards keep badly supporting OpenGL's standard (but  
ancient) glSelect() function.


More tests will be needed; especially if ATI/AMD really didn't fix  
this in last year...

- Campbell Barton reminds everyone about the BMesh compatibility  
issue: is it needed to save out in new .blend files Meshes that will  
read in old binaries still? Ton suggests to make decision next week,  
after examining issue closer.


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

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