[Bf-committers] Weekly Blender developers meeting notes - 2017-02-12

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Sun Feb 12 17:41:38 CET 2017

Hi all,

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

1) Blender 2.78b performance release

- Not everything went OK... three issues were reported that would need to be solved:

1. OSX build had wrong cuda kernels. 
2. GLSL viewport is broken when Light Path node is used
3. Crash of material preview when using Image sequences

- Agreed is to update the 'b', to not confuse people we call it a 'c'. 
Most likely release will be on Wednesday.

- BTW: Regression tests were updated to include the showstopper cases.

2) The 2.79 release targets

- Check planning and targets here:

- Luca Rood: Surface Deform modifier is pretty much ready for master now.
SDef tech docs: https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/User:Lucarood/SurfaceDeform/Technical

- Sergey Sharybin: review of catcher patch started, including user side testing.

- Lukas Stockner: most of the non-essential Denoiser code has been removed locally, will be pushed later.

- Denoiser needs good docs! Volunteers welcome (makes it faster to get Denoiser in master)

- Alexander Romanov proposes to add this fix for custom ID properties in 2.79:
Is under review still.

3) Blender 2.8 project

- Julian Eisel wants to get more feedback on https://developer.blender.org/T50283.
Decision will be made/confirmed by UI module team via bf-interface list.

- Bastien Montagne: Blender 2.8 branch gets a 2.8 add-on branch too, to help testing and fix changes in api.

- Mike Erwin notes great progress on OpenGL task force https://developer.blender.org/T49043
Graph is is on the move again: http://pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=112427

4) Other projects

This topic is still open:
We will ask Clement Foucault and Dalai Felinto to feedback on the Viewport/shader issues.

- Ton Roosendaal suggests to have another midweek 2.8 meeting session, this time with as main topic 2.8.
Call will go out in a week, after gathering feedback.

- The Google Summer of Code application has been finalized. Bookmark this url to give to interested students:



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