[Bf-committers] Library updates for Blender 2.8

Ray Molenkamp ray at lazydodo.com
Mon Jul 23 21:53:39 CEST 2018

There's quite a few libraries we build for the various platforms
(57 by the last count) and it's not always clear who the module
owner is and who is supposed to ask for newer versions of certain

I took a quick survey of the versions we use and the latest versions
available. (based on build_files\build_environment\cmake\versions.cmake)


(or in case the email ruins the long link: https://tinyurl.com/y9st4fyt )

There are several libs with known CVE's, personally I would prefer
to upgrade those to the latest versions (most seem low risk upgrades)
but for everything else I really have no strong opinion.

Any module owner that wants edit rights, please poke me (email/irc) and
I'll get you an editable link.


On 7/23/2018 11:43 AM, Brecht Van Lommel wrote:
> Hi all,
> It's been a while since we updated libraries, and with the upgrade to
> Visual Studio 2017 this has now become easier on Windows as well. Since the
> platform maintainers have time now to do updates, let's try to get this in
> motion.
> Some of the latest library versions need C++11, I also propose we require
> C++11 in master. This mostly involves removing the WITH_CXX1 option and
> code cleanups for STL data types compatibility.
> For libraries, these are the ones I know of. Let us know if any other
> library updates are needed.
> * OSL, LLVM, OIIO: so we no longer need a really old LLVM version.
> https://developer.blender.org/D3398
> https://developer.blender.org/D2915
> * OpenVDB 5.1.0: so we can read files written by other applications that
> have OpenVDB 5.x.
> * Python 3.7.0 (or should we wait until there is a 3.7.1 or so with
> bugfixes?)
> * OpenSubdiv: this will need to include a number of Sergey's bugfixes, the
> revision needed is not known (or doesn't exist) yet.
> Thanks,
> Brecht.
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