[Bf-education] 2.49 or 2.5 this academic year

Doug Ollivier doug at flipdesign.co.nz
Tue Apr 5 06:44:04 CEST 2011

I get a lot of confused people (students, management, teachers, IT 
department etc...) about the following:

[*] sing the beta versions over the stable versions (although they were 
convinced after i just said i was doing it, and told them i can teach 
30% more in the same time simply due to 2.5x being so much mroe logical)

[*] When to write a new book. i.e. they were waiting for a new version 
before writing another book, not realizing that the blender naming 
scheme is totally $#*(%ed.  I managed to convince them it is an entirely 
new package now.

[*] When to stop distributing the old book. i.e. they are still handing 
out 2.45 version books thinking it will be fine for the whole 2 
series..... Uh-Oh, wrong!

This is a serious serious problem, and only gets me flack every time i 
have a new class etc.... I've simply stopped defending Blender on it, 
and say that it is great software with poor version numbering.

I wish Ton would understand the headaches the current numbering system 
causes, It is a tangible issue that is holding Blender Back no-matter 
how much it improves technically.

On 5/04/2011 11:41 a.m., Graham Hall wrote:
> Hey I teach @ FE college in UK
> Getting some stick from management for using 2.5 beta rather than 2.49 
> - anyone else getting any?
> thanks
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