[Bf-committers] Blender developers meeting notes - 2019-02-25

Brecht Van Lommel brechtvanlommel at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 19:39:06 CET 2019

Hi all,

Here are the notes from today's developer meeting. Next meeting is Monday,
4 March 18:00 CET / 17:00 UTC.

1) New Features and Changes

The focus continues to be on bugfixing and polishing 2.80, with about 75
bugs fixed last week.

* Wireframe display mode now supports object and random coloring of the
wireframes. (Clément Foucault)
* Subdivision surface animation playback performance was significantly
improved. This is still done on the CPU, but multithreaded and caching
topology that does not change between frames. (Sergey Sharybin)
* Peak memory usage when loading large .blend files was reduced,
particularly when using only parts of a linked library. (Campbell Barton)
* The transform adjust operation panel was simplified, so it's easier to
edit values when using constraints. (Campbell Barton)
* In the timeline, Ctrl + Home/End now set the start/end frame. (Campbell
* Editor corner was improved with a larger hit zone and new cursors to show
the operation. (Harley Acheson)
* Cycles OpenCL kernel compilation was further optimized. For our tests
scenes times are now within the 15s - 21s range, down from 55s - 210s a few
weeks ago. In some cases render time is also reduced. (Jeroen Bakker)

2) Development
* 2.8 homestretch workshop planned in April, to get developers together in
Amsterdam and discuss user feedback, designs and planning for 2.80 and

3) Weekly Reports

* Bastien:
* Brecht:
* Campbell:
* Clément: https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/User:Hypersomniac/Foundation/2019
* Dalai:
* Jacques:
* Jeroen:
* Sebastian: https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/User:Zeddb#February_18_-_22
* Sergey:

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