[Bf-committers] Blender developer meeting notes, 24 February 2013

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 19:25:01 CET 2013

On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 6:13 PM, Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Here are the notes of today's session in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders
> 1) 2.66 release review
> - Some showstoppers have been found already:
> - A change in how textures use alpha (option moved to Image block), required a do-version patch which crashes for library linking in cases.
> - Compositor: File Output node missed socket input menu
> - Dynatopo crash in some cases.
> - We will check next sunday again, then do apply fixes on the release branch and call for an 'a' build...
> - Important note: let's not do cleanups of code now please, except when approved by all involved module owners!
> 2) Targets for 2.67
> - Freestyle, no real news, but final review can start soon.
> - Sergey Sharybin worked on (motion tracking) Bundle Adjustment, should be in svn soon.
> - Proposal for release planning:
> March 10 bcon2 (= targets are defined)
> March 31 bcon3 (= targets are in svn)
> April 14 bcon4 (= only fixes, test builds and/or RC)
> April 21 bcon5 (= release imminent)
> 3) Other projects
> - Antonis Riakiotakis works on subsurf drawing speed improvement.
> - Ton Roosendaal suggested to work on replacing GL_SELECT (OpenGL select feature, used for object mode). Too many problems are arising with it now. Could be simply replaced with using back-buffer color codes. Alternative is to do brute-force raycast tests. Might even work surprisingly fast.
> Thanks,
> -Ton-
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
> Blender Institute   Entrepotdok 57A  1018AD Amsterdam   The Netherlands

What is the plan with subsurf, multiress and dynamic topo? They all
seem to fight with each other and as a user it is very confusing. I
would not want to be a newbie and face all that. Good news is that it
does not seem to crash.

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