[Bf-committers] Blender developers meeting notes - 2018-12-03
carlisle.b3d at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 19:44:44 CET 2018
Some might have noticed some work has been started on documentation.
The past couple of weeks have been busy but I am planning to spend
a lot of time on this over my holiday break. I am just writing this so that
people know what is going on.
Also there are lots of bugs and patches opened for features
that are now obsolete, when is the plan to close all these?
On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 1:20 PM Brecht Van Lommel <brechtvanlommel at gmail.com>
> Hi all,
> Here are the notes from today's developer meeting. Next meeting is Monday,
> 17 December 10:00 CET / 9:00 UTC.
> 1) New Features and Changes
> This week was mostly about bug triaging and fixing. By my estimate about
> 120 bugs were fixed this week.
> * Cycles GPU rendering now has support for NVIDIA Turing cards (RTX 20xx
> and similar). Note this is using CUDA still, not the raytracing hardware
> units at this point.
> * Cycles OpenCL rendering on macOS is no longer supported:
> * Animated values that have been modified but not keyframed now get an
> orange button color.
> * Render metadata now has an option to include the hostname, useful for
> render farms.
> * Shader node editor now includes materials settings panels, so all
> material work can be done in one editor.
> * Wireframe drawing got many optimizations, both for faster drawing of
> heavy scenes and when using low end hardware.
> * Grease Pencil has a new arc primitive tool.
> 2) Merging Branches
> The proposal is to do the following:
> * Rename master to blender2.7 branch, blender2.8 to master.
> * All git history is kept, since it is valuable even if it makes bisect
> * "BF Blender 2.8" bugs will be moved to "BF Blender", to have a single
> tracker. These are already quite mixed up anyway.
> * We keep supporting blender2.7 to more or less the same (minimum) level as
> we do master now, to ensure there is a production-ready Blender version
> being maintained.
> * The blender2.8 branch could be deleted and blocked from being recreated
> on the git server? To avoid users and developers using the wrong branch by
> If any developers disagree with this, let's discuss it. Otherwise, we'll do
> the merge in the coming week or two.
> 3) Other Projects
> The developer wiki has a new theme:
> 4) Team
> Sebastian Parborg started this week, helping with bug triaging and fixing.
> 5) Weekly Reports
> * Bastien:
> * Brecht:
> * Campbell:
> * Clément:
> * Dalai:
> * Jacques:
> * Philipp:
> * Sergey:
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