11 February 2019

New Features and Changes

About 65 bugs were fixed last week.

  • Edit mode wireframe drawing has been improved, to be more crisp and better anti-aliased. (Clément Foucault)
  • Outliner collection and object visibility have been revamped. (Dalai Felinto)
  • Bevel: better attachment points for unbeveled edges, arc miter. (Howard Trickey)
  • Image, movie clip and sequence editors can now show all image metadata. (Sergey Sharybin)


  • Automated testing: a new system for event simulation was added, for automated tests that are otherwise difficult to write. This used for testing texture paint and sculpt mode undo currently. (Campbell Barton)
  • Removing fake user and automatic datablock deletion when users count drops to zero is being discussed. The Purge unused data operator has been improved. (task) (Bastien Montagne)
  • DNA Renaming: structs and members saved to .blend file currently cannot be renamed easily, which over time has lead to names getting out of sync with the UI and leaving in poorly chosen names. A new patch adds support for renaming. (code review) (Campbell Barton)
  • Cycles OpenCL compile time reduction is being worked on, starting with multithreaded compilation and gathering statistics. (wiki) (Jeroen Bakker)

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