[Bf-education] 2.49 or 2.5 this academic year

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Fri Apr 8 20:24:37 CEST 2011


We had a 2.4x stable, and a 2.5x project which is now getting stable  
That's all you need to tell to students or teachers now.


Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
Blender Institute   Entrepotdok 57A  1018AD Amsterdam   The Netherlands

On 5 Apr, 2011, at 6:44, Doug Ollivier wrote:

> 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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