[Bf-committers] Weekly Blender developer meeting minutes, 12 July 2015

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Sun Jul 12 17:28:25 CEST 2015

Hi all,

Here are the notes from today's 14 UTC meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders.

1) Release targets for Blender 2.76

- Planning:

- According to schedule, we move to BCon3 today. That means that the release targets
are defined, only what's agreed on and listed will go to git master.

- Target 'PTex' is going to be postpned again... we might need another developer to 
assist. Also to check on UDIM texture support.

- OpenSubdiv is in progress. Sergey suggests to make it a build option, because of OS X 
not supporting a mix of OpenGL 4 calls and older versions. Discussion on this is open... 
will be done here and/or in IRC.

- AMD news: OS X driver team managed to get the old Cycles ("Mega Kernel") compile and
work, the next update of the beta "El Capitan" OS X should (might?) have this driver, 
we'll keep you posted. The OS X team is working with us on getting split kernel to work too.

- Interesting article, AMD writing about their Blender commitment:

- Antonis Ryakiotakis: speed optimizations for viewport are ready for master. Doc coming.

2) Other projects

- Joshua Leung works on new Grease Pencil 'sculpt' feature for 2.77:

- Joerg Mueller: the new Audaspace library will go to the system libraries and not into 
external, so that we can check how building with that works out.

- Campbell worked on script setup to do more exact OpenGL performance benchmarking.
(Volunteers needed to add content and create a great Blender bench for gfx cards).

- Gooseberry final dev report is still in progress...


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