[Bf-committers] Developer meeting notes November 4, 2019

Nathan 'jesterKing' Letwory nathan at blender.org
Mon Nov 4 21:52:38 CET 2019

Hey all,

Here are the developer meeting notes for Monday, November 4th 2019,
at 10:00 CET / 09:00 UTC in #blender-coders.

The full post is at


Let me know if I missed anything.


* Embark Studios joins [1] the Blender Foundation Development Fund
  [2] as gold level sponsor.

Blender 2.81

* At beginning of meeting still 15 issues on the bcon3:bugs track
  of the workboard [3] for 2.81. With release coming in closer
  developers are asked to pay attention to it.
* Nathan Letwory aired the idea to maybe bump the release date a
  week, but will be discussing this with Dalai Felinto still and
  write the bf-committers list about it.
* Module owners specifically are asked to check if the current
  items on the bugs track are absolutely necessary for 2.81.
* Philipp Oeser checks if Dynamic Paint issue T62882 can be

Blender 2.82

* With the main focus being on 2.81 release there were no items
  raised during the dev meeting.
New Features and Changes

Blender 2.81

* Keymap: Use Ctrl-F2 for batch rename
  (Campbell Barton).
* UI: Add icon for drawing space key (Campbell Barton).
* UI: Add old hotkeys to set start and end in timeline to the
  Blender 27x keymap (Philipp Oeser).
* UV Editor: Add missing options to proportional editing falloff
  in uv editor (Germano Cavalcante).
* UI: Toggle between play and pause icons in preview rendering
  (Philipp Oeser).
* Cycles: Get OptiX devices (Brecht Van Lommel).
* GPencil: Show selection in Stroke Mode for single points
  (Antonio Vazquez).
* Paint: Option to disable antialiasing (Pablo Dobarro).
* VSE: Show Seconds available in View menu (Campbell Barton).


* UI: Hovering over UI elements now more consistent and further
  reaching (Harley Acheson).
* Keymap: Maps bundled with Blender can no longer be deleted by
  the user (Sebastion Parborg).
* VSE: Use all selected strips for Select Side operator (Alessio
  Monti di Sopra, Campbell Barton).
* VSE: Set frame range added to Strips operator (Alessio Monti di
  Sopra, Richard Antalik).
* Solidify Modifier: support non-manifold input (Henrik Dick,
  Campbell Barton).

Best Regards,

/Nathan Letwory

[1] https://medium.com/embarkstudios/a-love-letter-to-blender-e54167c22193
[2] https://fund.blender.org
[3] https://developer.blender.org/project/board/88/

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