[Bf-committers] Blender developer irc meeting minutes 6 feb 2011

Dalai Felinto dfelinto at gmail.com
Sun Feb 6 23:22:56 CET 2011

Hi, on GameKit2:
>- Terry Wallwork added Blender Gamekit2 now entirely in wiki:
>  http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.4/Books/GameKit_2

Those are great news. I have a question though. Is it valid to do some
errata or the idea is to keep it a straight copy of the book?

E.g. the link for the FTBlender app is no longer valid. That means
users are pretty much on their own on figuring out how to create a
bitmap font for BGE
[1]. Maybe the real problem is that we have no official Blender.org
page hosting FTBlender, but still if we had/create one would be good
to update the link?

E.g.2.: Shared and ObColor options of TexFace were already obsolete
when the book was released [2]. AFAIK they don't affect the render in
any way.
So I'm not talking about updating the book to Blender 2.5x, but
instead to make amends to its original content to keep it a valid
reference for 2.49.

Those are examples I knew by heart, but there are probably others.
It would be also interesting to see part of it adapted to the official
wiki (BGE Logic Bricks page has more than half of the items
missing/not written). But I guess nothing never stopped anyone for
doing that :) Anyhoo just some kind remark on the current status of
the BGE official documentation.

Sincerely thanks a lot for the work here. I'm pretty sure it will help
a lot of people. I love the GameKit2 and will certainly spread this
link a lot.

[1] - http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.4/Books/GameKit_2/13.Reference#Bitmap_Text
[2] - http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.4/Books/GameKit_2/13.Reference#UV_Texturing
2011/2/6 Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org>
> Hi all,
> Here's a summary of today's meeting:
> 0) General notes
> - Terry Wallwork added Blender Gamekit2 now entirely in wiki:
>   http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.4/Books/GameKit_2
> - the server with svn and FusionForge (trackers) is having hardware
> troubles. It's being monitored full time, and if problems persist it
> will be moved to new system.
> - Luca Bonavita is working on the wiki migration to a dedicated
> server, new install and css and skin updates together with Francesco
> Siddi. Expectation is that it goes live in a week.
> 1) Blender 2.5x proceedings
> - Sergey Sharybin notices that usage of symmetric brush and "crazy
> space" sculpting (on deformed meshes) still has issues. He'll work on
> it.
> - The Python script registry discussion is still unresolved.
> - We have a couple of GPL conflicts in our code base (GPL 2, 2 or
> later, and 3). Ton will contact the C code authors, Luca checks the
> the addon scripts and fixes template:
>  https://svn.blender.org/svnroot/bf-extensions/contrib/dev-tools/gpl.py
> 2) Other projects, branches
> - No branches news!
> - A long discussion went on about fundraiser models, based on doubts
> expressed that money is given out personally to developers, without
> any guarantee it will end up with something. Ton will consult other OS
> foundations if there's experience and policies for this.
> For as now, BF prefers to have community driven bounty systems
> organized independently, and involve volunteering or paid developers
> on equal basis.
> -Ton-
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