[Bf-committers] Meeting

Bastien Montagne montagne29 at wanadoo.fr
Sun Jul 24 17:32:09 CEST 2016

Hi all,

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

1) Planning for next 2.78 release


- Meeting agrees to stay in bcon2 one more week, to allow some projects 
in review to get in master. Final decision (go/no-go) should happen 
early next week.

- Grease Pencil 2: review goes well so far, remains a candidate for next 

- Basic Alembic support: review goes on by Campbell Barton, Sergey 
Sharybin will also have a look, remains a candidate for next release.

- VR/OpenHMD: Status is not clear, need some feedback from Joey Ferwerda.

- Animation System part 3: Status is not clear, need some feedback from 
Joshua Leung.

- Brecht van Lommel reports Cycles' Microdisplacement will only go 
partially (safe parts) in master, and will be "hidden" as experimental 

- Reminder: we need everybody's help to fill in the release notes, all 
devs please check you noted all your significant changes there, users 
can help too! :)

- Sergey Sharybin: OpenSubDiv now supports subdivision of UVs in texture 
and material display modes.

2) Blender 2.8 project and other future projects

- Lukas Toenne keeps working on Object Nodes branch, he merged in his 
GPU hair calculation: http://www.pasteall.org/pic/105344

- Ton Roosendaal is in North America, he was in Toronto to visit Tangent 
Animation studio, a big full-Blender studio which will support the 
Blender Institute to hire two devs full time to work on Blender 2.8, and 
a third one for Cycles.

- Siggraph is not finished yet! But we are already close to reaching the 
"critical mass" of full timers needed to make blender2.8 real.

- Also, there's a proposal to have a dedicated session about Cycles 
development during next Blender Conference.

3) GSoC

- Some students have/will be less active these weeks, due to exams - 
this is taken into account.

- There is still three more weeks of coding before pencil down and final 
evaluations start.


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