[Bf-committers] Blender developer meeting notes - October 13, 2013

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Sun Oct 13 17:34:16 CEST 2013

Hi all,

Here are the notes from today's meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders

1) 2.69 Release Candidate status

- Campbell Barton will gather fixes that would go to the RC branch. He'll propose this tomorrow on this mailing list.

- Tuesday (possibly) we then call for another RC Ahoy, for a second release candidate.

- Splash for RC2 should be updated too. Campbell proposes to find a way to handle it by code (not committing pngs each time).

2) Next release - plans for 2.70

- A refresh or changes in UI startup defaults will be handled during the next weeks. Final proposal is not expected until week after Blender Conference. (Which is in 2 weeks already).

- Because of the upcoming conference, we propose to not move to "BCon2" (which is "release targets defined") before November 3. Might even be later. 

- We also need time to check with the Google Summer of Code students which branches can be migrated over to trunk.

- Sergey Sharybin: his "threaded update" branch is almost ready for trunk!

- Howard Trickey mentions his student (Sketch Mesh) also started a review with him for inclusion in trunk.

- We also will be able to tackle compatibility issues for 2.70 (like texface, nodes, ...). That might mean that files saved in 2.7x versions won't read fully compatible in 2.6x versions - with a warning on load. 

We will first collect all compatibility issues here in wiki for further review:

- Meeting ended with discussion about the menu option "reset to default value" in the UI, which seems to have issues still - mostly because it's not well defined what the default is - or where a default is being defined. Brecht and Campbell will work together on finding a good solution for it.



Ton Roosendaal  -  ton at blender.org   -   www.blender.org
Chairman Blender Foundation - Producer Blender Institute
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