[Bf-committers] Downloading 4.0

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 20:44:33 CET 2018

> Making 2.8 test builds harder to find is, I think, also a little bit
> intentional. People don't read. They don't see that 2.8 is not released
> yet, they just follow the Eevee hype and then are stumped when things
> aren't stable.
> --
> Sybren A. Stüvel

I think that is bad policy.
It should be easy to find and clearly state what is going on and what is
expected of the user.
None of this is really the case right now.
I know that people often don't read the fine print but these things could
me made bold and clear.

Basically at this point it goes more like this.
See cool Eevee demo! Google download 2.8
You find this text.
Go Experimental

Blender evolves every day. Experimental builds have the latest features and
while there might be cool bug fixes too, they are unstable and can mess up
your files.

These builds use the latest snippets of magic code developers write. Give
the upcoming Blender 2.8x a try! Although it is absolutely *not recommended*
 for use on production environments.

With great power comes great responsibility.

There is NOTHING here that says, do not submit bug reports. Or this is at
this stage massively broken (and it is, as I am finding out today that I
can't even add materials to all my objects. BTW I expect this but then I
read this email everyday).

It could be much better.

So, someone needs to write what stage 2.8 is at and give the appropriate
warning and instruction for bug testers at this stage.

Douglas E Knapp, MSAOM, LAc.

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