[Bf-committers] Release build environment upgrade

Sergey Sharybin sergey.vfx at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 09:43:48 CET 2012


As it was mentioned in meeting minutes, i'm switching to new release build

Now i'm using system based on glibc-2.11 which means i'll expect official
blender builds be working on systems equal on newer to ubuntu 10.04.

Such a bump allows:
- Get rid of unsupported distro used by old environment
- Use much newer versions of dependent libraries (ffmpeg, python and so)
- Use gcc-4.7 (which i'm expecting to have some percentage of boost because
of better optimizations in comparison with gcc-4.3 used before)
- Much painless maintaince

Eventually i would love to kick out old build environment, same goes to
precompiled linux librraies which are painful to maintain. Will think about
better schedule to kicking this stuff away when i'm back in a week.

Meanwhile it'll really help if community will test new builds from
http://builder.blender.org/download/ (the're called
blender-2.64-r51750-linux-glibc211-x86_64.tar.bz2 and
blender-2.64-r51750-linux-glibc211-i686.tar.bz2) and report if there're
some issues with their stability or so.

When all the thing will settle up, i'll commit script which configures
build environment, so everybody could setup the same environment.

Thanks for the help!

With best regards, Sergey Sharybin

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