[Bf-committers] Blender developers meeting notes: 2017-03-05

Bastien Montagne montagne29 at wanadoo.fr
Sun Mar 5 17:14:05 CET 2017

Hi all,

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

1) Blender 2.78c release

- Release is done, nothing to report so far.

- Change log for 'c':

2) Blender 2.79

- New Surface Deform modifier is now in master, available in daily 
builds for testing (Luca Rood).

- Animated pinning for cloths is ready for review (Luca Rood, 

- OpenHMD should go in master tomorrow (Joey Ferwerda, Julian Eisel).

- Cycles:
-- Shadow catcher shall go in master this week (Sergey Sharybin).
-- Split kernel: OpenCL progresses (will include SSS/Volume rendering), 
Cuda is broken currently, Mai Lavelle works on it.
-- Denoising: Nothing new, remains a target (Lukas Stockner).

- ID custom properties: still on track, needs review this week! 
(Alexander Romanov, https://developer.blender.org/D113).

- PBVH vertex paint: still unfinished, status is unclear currently.

- "Filmic" color management: still nobody really working on it...

3) Blender 2.8 projects

- Work on new selection code, that should allow to get rid of old 
GL_SELECT method, might even go in 2.79 if well-enough tested (Campbell 
Barton, https://developer.blender.org/D2543).

- Old OpenGL API replacement: nothing new, work keeps going on.

- Work on UI changes keeps going on as well.

4) GSoC 2017

- Blender has been accepted again!

- Time for students to reach Blender community and developers to discuss 
about ideas of projects, see also

- Time for the other developers willing to become mentors to contact 
Ton, Sergey or Bastien.

That’s it for this week, thanks,

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