[Bf-committers] Handling of user data.

Bastien Montagne montagne29 at wanadoo.fr
Tue May 10 08:54:55 CEST 2022

Hi Ray,

We already have a task to address this issue:


But this needs time to be properly handled, and these days we spend 
everything besides regular maintenance on 'big projects', so... this one 
and several other relatively small core improvements and fixes keep 
being delayed from one release to the other.

-- Bastien

On 5/9/22 21:12, Ray Molenkamp via Bf-committers wrote:
> All,
> It's been years [1] (2018) since I last was rather
> vocal on this subject, but how is this [2] still
> happening? "Yes, blender deleted your data (and silently
> at that), that means it's working correctly!" cannot
> possibly be the best we can do, is it?
> While I'm excited with all the directions blender
> development is currently going, it's utterly depressing that
> users are still losing data on a daily basis because
> we can't quite get the basics right like "do not delete the
> users data without their consent".
> These are *NOT* isolated incidents [3]. Losing your
> data and learning about "the fake user" shouldn't be
> a right of passage to become "a real blender user".
> Users shouldn't be silently *losing* data in an operation
> ironically called *saving*. That's crazy, no other
> application behaves like this!
> Yes, I know this is how we have always done it. No,
> this is not OK, never was.
> Ton: Please make protecting the user’s data a
> priority, as it doesn’t seem this will happen otherwise.
> --Ray
> [1] https://devtalk.blender.org/t/oh-no/505/2
> [2] https://developer.blender.org/T97968
> [3] https://devtalk.blender.org/t/more/22715
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