[Bf-committers] Blender developers meeting notes - 2017-11-13

Bastien Montagne montagne29 at wanadoo.fr
Mon Nov 13 12:19:45 CET 2017

Hi all,

Here are the notes from today's 9 UTC (10 CET) meeting in 
irc.freenode.net #blendercoders.
Reminder: meetings are on Mondays now, next meeting is 20 Nov, 17 UTC 
(18 CET).

1) Blender 2.79 release

- Nothing new really, as a reminder, 2.79a is needed, but not urgently.

- Help from other devs to triage, backport and test commits from master 
into 2.79 would be appreciated. Any dev should be able to help, it's a 
matter of:
-- Checking commits in master since 2.79 release, spot those which 
either fix regressions, or are trivial safe fixes (no cleanup, no new 
features, no complex/risky fixes unless they tackle some critical issue).
-- Cherry-pick them __locally__ into 2.79 branch, ensure they apply 
cleanly (but do not push those changes until they are agreed on!).
-- Send a list of selected commits to bf-committers for review.

- Also, usual reminder to help checking and triaging the bug tracker! ;)

2) Blender 2.8 projects

- Meeting agrees to insist on high priority of finishing on-going 
projects in 2.8, it is now much more important than adding new features. 
Half-finished code is bad for users (half-working Blender is non-working 
Blender!) and for developers (new code having to handle legacy one).

- Sergey Sharybin notes that depsgraph ownership is now correct 
per-scene-layer, switching active layer in "topbar" is working now.

- Also, thanks to Dalai Felinto and Sergey Sharybin, all Cycles 
regression tests are passing now in 2.8.

- Campbell Barton added new design/proposal to rework our notifier 
system, and address its current limitations (long-standing project, but 
now essential to finish manipulators, see 

- Bastien Montagne should have static ID override ready for review and 
2.8 merge soon (not feature-complete, but needed to merge 
asset-engine/Amber work asap).

- Weekly reports:
-- Sergey Sharybin: 
-- Campbell Barton: 
-- Bastien Montagne: 

3) Other projects

- Stefan Werner created a branch to finalize his Cryptomate patch for 
Cycles (an advanced object masking technique for Cycles/compositing, see 

- Bastien Montagne started serious review work on Normal Tools from 2017 
GSoC by Rohan Rathi, still some work to do but things look good (see 


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