[Bf-committers] Blender Developer IRC meeting, March 20 2011

pete larabell xgl.asyliax at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 21:42:31 CET 2011

Can a FreeBSD release be included too?

I will build 32 and 64 bit builds for intel/amd arch.

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Here's notes from today's IRC meeting:
> 1) Blender 2.5x project
> - Campbell sent a proposal to bf-committers to split up the included
> Python files using a "needs auto load" directory. This mainly for
> startup speed. This won't effect add-ons at all and wont break
> scripts! Still, to ensure the benefit is evident, tests will be done
> in Windows and OSX first. If the outcome is positive - and no
> objections arise here - Campbell will commit this week.
> - Reminder for Martin Poirier: can Netrender be moved to add-on before
> 2.57 release?
> - Ton proposes to have a first batch of official test builds available
> this week (assuming the autobuild system will take a bit of more time
> to start up). Ton will send note to the Windows/OSX/Linux platform
> maintainers.
> - Short term planning: get test builds online this week, next sunday
> call for 'freeze' (crucial bug fixes only), release official RC's
> during the week after, and sunday April 3 meeting can agree on doing
> real 2.57.
> - Jens Verwiebe has a patch for User Preferences Add-on install,
> there's unzip issues in OS X. Brecht will review it.
> - New Linux platform maintainer(s): currently Ken Hughes is listed as
> main owner, but during the Python 3.2 discussion I saw a mail coming
> by from Richard Shaw or David Plater that they'd like to be added. I
> can't find this mail anymore... is either of you guys also proposing
> to build .deb or other linux compatible release builds?
> 2) Other projects
> - Nicholas Bishop integrated the dual-contouring code as a modifier: http://vimeo.com/21096739
> - Paged particles development by Lukas Toenne & Janne Karhu is post
> 2.57 target.
>   http://code.blender.org
> - Joe Eagar reports on Bmesh: progressing well still!
> Bevel example picture: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/joeedh/bmesh_bevel_1.png
> Campbell will get involved with the branch, testing and migration as
> well.
> Ton mentions we would need docs in wiki; what works now, what is WIP,
> and what's not done (also related to tools like UV unwrap or
> modifiers). Preferably with nice code diagrams and architecture
> overviews.
> 3) GSoC
> - Ideas list needs to be finalized, next week meeting can give a final
> go.
> http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/GoogleSummerOfCode/2011/Ideas
> - For this week: module owners please check and filter out or
> prioritize the ideas. Tom Musgrove will hunt you for it too!
> -Ton-
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