[Bf-committers] Blender developer IRC meeting, October 2, 2011

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Sun Oct 2 17:21:39 CEST 2011

Hi all,

Here's a summary of today's topics:

1) Blender 2.60 planning

- As planned, we're moving to "BCoN4" level now, which means all focus  
and attention should go to the imminent release! Only crucial bug  
fixes now.

- Joshua Leung: uncommitted the new "rna caches". This was meant to  
allow (driver) updates of variable dependencies all over.  
Unfortunately it was slowing things down too much, or get into cyclic  
refreshing even.

- Sergey Sharybin: compositor can crash on load of files, has a fix  
waiting for Lukas Toenne to check

- Jens Verwiebe: using gcc 4.6 for OSX goes fine and will be our  
release. A (user preference) setting will be added for it, since OMP  
can't use all threads optimally. Testing revealed that only 2-4  
threads goes optimal. This info will need to get in release logs too

- Jens is also working on a Python Tkinter bypass for OSX Cocoa via  

- Ton Roosendaal reminds Joshua: can we get the red color in dopesheet/ 
action/etc to become a (less dominant) theme color?

- Ton noticed playback speed regressions for subsurf chars... has good  
test case. Campbell Barton checks on it.

- Todo for next week: gather showstopper bugs. Campbell/Sergey/Brecht  
will be on tracker duties for all week.

- Campbell: the recent "navmesh" merge is adding a modifier only for  
3D window drawing. That should be not a modifier then, add as  
exception in drawing code instead. He will contact Benoit Bolsee about  

- Next tuesday the first 2.60 Release Candidates will be built. The  
following sunday we then review status and (probably) pin down the  
release date.

2) Other projects

- Cycles can get ready soon, Brecht expects he'll merge it before  
Blender Conference.

- Getting ready for 2.61: branches that are ready can notify that here



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

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