[Bf-committers] Blender developers meeting notes: 2017-02-26

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Sun Feb 26 18:10:08 CET 2017

Hi all,

Here are the notes for today's 1500 UTC meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders.

1) Blender 2.78c release

- There were build problems causing more delays, final tests and checks happen now.
Tomorrow the binaries should be available.

- Change log for 'c':

2) Targets for Blender 2.79

- We move to BCon2 (targets final) this week. The target list:

- We still need to solve how to add the 'Filmic Blender' configure file in a way it's
compatible. Maybe via User Preferences? Need someone to pick up this task to solve.

- New target: Datablock ID Properties. https://developer.blender.org/D113

- Mai Lavelle's Cycles split kernel work is almost there. There are some regressions for nvidia OpenCL.
Sergey Sharybin reviews and checks this before a merge happens.

- OpenHMD is almost ready. Julian Eisel and Joey Ferwerda will finish working on it in Amsterdam next week.

- The new 'Surface Deform' modifier can be added. Go for it Luca Rood!

- Bezier Tools GSoC patch, urgent call for reviewers.

- And, call for coders of patches for OpenVDB render (Kevin) and Action Tools (Joshua) to speak 
up if their work is ready!

3) Blender 2.8 projects

- Discussion about custom properties code: let's not all implement own but stick to one system in Blender?
Dalai Felinto and Bastien Montagne will contact about it. Also UPBGE seems to use own property system.

- There is Development Fund budget to support a 2.8 GE project as well. 
There's still time enough to talk  about this.

- This proposal for 2.8 GE work by Mitchell Stokes is still valid:

- Further not much news, aside for Campbell Barton coming back to help us with it!

4) Other topics

- Tomorrow Google will announce which .orgs will be participating this year.

- Blendercoders IRC meeting had a record of 215 people attending! Luckily, most were lurking!



Ton Roosendaal  -  ton at blender.org   -   www.blender.org
Chairman Blender Foundation, Director Blender Institute
Entrepotdok 57A, 1018 AD, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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