[Bf-committers] Blender developer IRC meeting, March 13 2011

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Sun Mar 13 17:45:16 CET 2011

Hi all,

1) Blender 2.5 project

- All signs still positive for 2.57 "out of beta" release within 2-3  

- Meeting confirms we'll need RC builds, preferably a week before  
official release.

- Ton suggests to already make 'official' test builds this week.  
Having regular builds for testing and as reference for bug reporters  
is good anyway.

- Topic then moved to idea have an official autobuild system, hosted  
on or via blender.org. Offering daily builds is great to have anyway,  
and it could extend to a Tinderbox style service too. (Andrea  
suggested to take a look at Hudson/Jenkins).

Ton mentioned there's sufficient systems in Blender Institute for it,  
or he can move one to the XS4all hub for it as well. Brecht  
volunteered to check on this plan and coordinate it with the platform  
build team.

- We had some free Visual Studio 2008 licenses in the past. Do more  
people now need it? Thomas Dinges and Janne Karhu already confirmed  
they'd love to have one. Ton will try to get a handful free licenses  

- Wiki todo list had a first cleanup. Module owners, please check!

2) Other projects

- GSoC has been submitted, March 18th Google will announce which orgs  
have been accepted.

- Martin asks: do we use the (good) submission templates from 2010  

- GSoC ideas list is open for people to note down ideas. Meeting will  
allocate next week time for a review. Please try to avoid this  
becoming a feature request list. Feasible projects for students have  

- Discussion/Proposal on roadmap for 2.5/2.6 and beyond is ongoing now:


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

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