[Bf-committers] Propose to reduce default feature set (*nix dev builds)

Dalai Felinto dfelinto at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 16:36:57 CET 2014

+1 to the proposed idea
on top of that it would be nice to have a 'make release' or similar
option to mimic the settings used in the release build.

It's worthy noting that the current CMake default settings are already
different than the release options (e.g., BlenderPlayer is not built
by default). The idea presented here only brings this a step further.


2014-11-13 13:14 GMT-02:00 AIBlender <aiblender at gmail.com>:
> On 13/11/14 14:32, Sergey Sharybin wrote:
>> Addressing this: >> I understand the reasoning behind it Sergey, but if new
>> people want to build Blender they should get something which is approaching
>> a feature complete build, otherwise what is the point of using a Dev build.
>> Why would motion tracker developer want to deal with LLVM? Why new modifier
>> guy would want to deal with Boost? Why compositor or dependency graph guys
>> need to worry about any of external dependencies? This could be continued..
>> For sure at some point developer would need to be able to compile
>> feature-complete blender, but forcing him to solve all the dependencies
>> from the very beginning is really scary for new developers.
> If for every new dev you started turning off features because they get
> confused you end up with a very limited version of Blender.
> Any dev working on advanced features should be able to compile full
> versions of Blender, and that Ideally should be because a seasoned Dev
> has made Blender work with all feature enabled out of the box.
> Errors when features are turned back on are going to get reported and
> need fixing anyways, so may as well keep it working from the very
> beginning with all features on.
> Anyways my point is clear on this, sorry if it come across as aggressive
> but, turning off features is just hiding problems, and for people like
> me it will just mean I turn the features back on a complain a lot more
> forcefully if I get errors that run out of control because some feature
> was disabled because of some "scared" dev.
> Terry Wallwork
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