[Bf-committers] Blender developers meeting minutes, 19 February 2012

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Sun Feb 19 17:45:08 CET 2012

Hi all,

Here's the summary of today's meeting!

1) Blender 2.62 release

- Windows binary: there's a build issue, the new OpenAL lib makes 3D sound fail.
  Remedy: rebuild the release with original OpenAL. It will be updated on the download page with a short note then. Nathan, are you available?

- Nicholas Bishop fixed a ReMesh Modifier crash on OS X PPC (endian issue)

- Further all seems to be fine; if there's more showstoppers coming we can do an 'a' release, for now we can continue to 2.63 though.

2) Blender 2.63 plans

- BMesh can go in! Brecht gave it a blessing too.
  (While I'm writing this, Campbell already prepares the merge. Hold tight!)

- Lukas Toenne: has new File Node ready for review!

- Reminder: Lukas' Node Group project is ready too, he proposes it for 2.63 inclusion:

- Brecht and Campbell propose to make 2.63 a regular 2 month release cycle, they expect it will need this time for maturing and stabilizing. That means we can have a month for including other new features too!

- BCon proposal:

BCon1: 15 february
BCon2: 4 march (= release targets are frozen)
BCon3: 18 march (= all feature mergers were done)
BCon4: 1 april (only bug fixes from now)
BCon5: 8 april (ready for release)

- Other 2.62 targets can be added in next 2 weeks, could be masking or other mango stuff too.

- Brecht: work on Cycles during next months; mostly speedup, ramp shader and RGB curves nodes.

3_ Other projects

- Ton mentions he had a meeting with Jeroen Bakker, discussing new Compositor (2.64 target) and ideas for (green screen) keying editor in Blender.



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

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