[Bf-committers] Minimal Blender specs - 5 year old systems & OS

Thomas Dinges blender at dingto.org
Wed Jan 30 19:53:17 CET 2013

Hey Tom,
who said something about "actively prevent usage on older hardware"?
This decision is mainly about support and valuable development time of 
active devs. We have to draw a line somewhere and we will.

And please, we are talking about *upcoming* versions of Blender, 
versions and technology in the year 2013.
People can *always* stick to an older release.  They are still online 
and won't go away. http://download.blender.org/release/
Where is the issue for schools to stick with Blender 2.65 or so?

Also you said "Our userbase is primarily the modeling and uv mapping, 
with other tasks being far less common.", that can be done very fine in 
Blender 2.65 too...no need to upgrade.


Am 30.01.2013 19:37, schrieb Tom M:
> It is fine to have recommended specs that are recent, even to have
> older specs not mentioned as supported, but it would be a very
> questionable move to actively prevent usage on older hardware and
> OSes.

Thomas Dinges
Blender Developer, Artist and Musician


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