[Bf-committers] Should we change the splash image when the version number changes?

Brecht Van Lommel brechtvanlommel at gmail.com
Fri Oct 11 17:37:44 CEST 2019

We could consider adding a new splash at the start of the release cycle,
instead of at the end. It makes some sense for a specific Blender version
to always have the same splash.

On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 5:29 PM Dalai Felinto <dfelinto at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Antonio,
> What you propose is not really solving the problem. To have a new
> splashscreen from 2.81 and still use the 2.80 splashscreen for 2.82
> (master) would be even more strange in my opinion.
> In a way what we have now is no different than having a stable Blender with
> a splash, and master with the same one. Which is how we did for ages,
> without any major complication.
> So initially the plan is to change the splash only when we enter bcon5. You
> do see a different alpha/beta version in the splashscreen, and that will
> have to suffice for now.
> All that said, I actually believe that the true reason to change the splash
> at the very last moment is because there is a lot of expectations in regard
> to that. So it is nice to align the hype of the splash reveal with the
> release of a new version of Blender.
> Regards,
> Dalai
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> Em sex, 11 de out de 2019 às 10:44, antonioya blend <blendergit at gmail.com>
> escreveu:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Until now, when we had a version, the splash was changed at the end when
> > the release was made. With the new way of working, the version is changed
> > at the beginning and appears in the splash, and we follow the development
> > in the master branch. The release of the previous one has its own branch
> > (blender-v2.81-release).
> >
> > If we decide that master is the new version (in this case 2.82), the
> > logical thing would be to change the splash at the same time that the
> > version change is made, so the developing version would have a different
> > splash. Now it is very strange to have a different version in the splash,
> > but with the same image from the previous version. Perhaps that splash
> > could be the definitive of 2.82 or something more generic like the one we
> > used during the development of 2.80.
> >
> > This is just an idea that I wanted to share with you to see the different
> > opinions. Anyway, if you think it is not necessary, forget it.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Antonio Vazquez
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