[Bf-committers] Blender developers meeting notes - 2019-03-11

Brecht Van Lommel brechtvanlommel at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 19:19:11 CET 2019

Hi all,

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

1) New Features and Changes

About 115 bugs were fixed in the last week, along with a few smaller

* Paint and sculpt modes now have basic context menus (RMB or W key) with
brush controls, more to follow. (William Reynish)
* Many small user interface naming and layout tweaks to improve usability.
(William Reynish, Pablo Vazquez)
* The image editor view mode now has sample and annotation tools. (Campbell
* Application icons on Linux and file icons on macOS have been updated.
(Jakub Steiner, William Reynish)
* Cycles can now store UVs more efficiently, reducing overall memory by
6.5% in an Agent 327 production scene. (Stefan Werner)
* Cycles renders now have metadata about synchronization and path tracing
time, in addition to the total render time. (Sergey Sharybin)
* Viewport preferences now have a setting to disable anti-aliasing for edit
mode wireframes. (Clément Foucault)
* Loading of .blend files from different Blender versions (even slightly
older ones) has been optimized, tested to be 18% faster on one production
file. (Campbell Barton)

2) Development

* Discussion about which GPUs we can support for the final 2.80 release is
ongoing, it's clear that the requirements are more complicated than "OpenGL
3.3 or higher". This is mainly due to some graphics drivers or older
operating systems no longer getting important bugfixes, even if the
hardware can work correctly with a different or newer operating system. A
topic to decide on at the Homestretch Sprint.

3) Weekly Reports

* Bastien:
* Brecht: https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/User:Brecht/Reports/2019#March_4_-_8
* Campbell:
* Clément:
* Dalai:
* Jacques:
* Jeroen:
* Philipp:
* Sebastian: https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/User:Zeddb#March_4_-_March_8
* Sergey:

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