[Bf-committers] Blender developers weekly meeting notes - 2017-09-11

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Mon Sep 11 20:01:52 CEST 2017

Hi all,

Here are the notes from today's 16 UTC meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders.

Note: meetings are on Mondays now, next meeting is 18 Sept, 08 UTC (10 CEST)!

1) Blender 2.79 release

- Release Ahoy done! Builds are coming in now, they get a last test and then need to be synced 
by the mirrors. Official release is tomorrow daytime EU.

- Bastien Montagne will do the git release tag tomorrow. He will also updates the bug fix
list and other changes since RC2.

- Pablo Vazquez manages the release log on blender.org, Francesco Siddi will do the release on Steam.
Campbell Barton will publish the source.tgz on the download site.

2) Blender 2.8 projects

- A 2.8 splash (an Eevee render!) will be submitted this week.

- Dalai Felinto works on new doc with a good 2.8 design presentation (representing work
done so-far).

- Clement Foucault will work in Blender Institute this week one day. Goal is to schedule 
6+ months of work on viewport.

- Joshua Leung accepted a Development Fund grant for 2 months to work on 2.9 Grease Pencil 
and to help with triaging and bug tracker support.

- Attention module owners: please let us know what dependencies (libraries) need to be upgraded? 
For example OpenSubdiv, Cmake, minimal OSX version, etc. Mail this to the bf-committers list.

- A topic to tackle soon: massive tracker cleanup - a lot of issues are not valid for 2.8x.

- We have to merge the 2.8 branch with master one day... not soon, but hopefully this year.

- Howard Trickey: the GSoC Vpaint branch is close to be merged in master. Campbell Barton reviews.

- Weekly reports:

Clement (soft shadow!):




Sergey Sharybin:

3) Other projects

- Mike Erwin will pick up the Blender exporter for glTF:



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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