17 August 2020

Notes for meeting of Monday, 17 August 2020. 18:00 CEST / UTC 16:00 on #blender-coders on blender.chat.


Blender 2.90

  • bcon4 this Wednesday August 17th - only critical bugs should be fixed after that.
  • All commits to the 2.90 branch should go through code review - this was part of the release cycle. already, but we will try to be really strict about it this time.
  • All the issues on the 2.90 workboard should be fixed by Wednesday or moved to 2.91

Blender 2.91

  • Blender 2.91 already has a schedule and a workboard.
  • Howard Trickey would like the new boolean project to move onto the workboard for 2.91 - he is still waiting for Campbell Barton to look at it and will tag as 2.91 meanwhile.
  • Custom Space for Constraints may also be a 2.91 target, but the animation module should assess that.

Google Summer of Code

  • The Google Summer of Code is coming to an end, and this is the last week of coding.
  • At the end of the next week the final code and reports will have to be submitted to Google.
  • Students are to wrap things up and document and submit code for review.

New Features and Changes

Blender 2.91

  • Sculpt (Pablo Dobarro)
    • New boundary brush (commit) (commit)
    • Multires displacement eraser brush (commit)
    • Expose edit face set as a tool (commit)
    • Option to mask front faces only using lasso and box mask (commit)
    • Option to not modify hidden face sets in face sets edit (commit)
  • Grease Pencil (Antonio Vazquez)
  • Sequencer: add zoom-to-fit view mode (commit) (Sergey Sharybin)
  • Overrides: support copying of linked modifiers (commit) (Bastien Montagne)
  • Python API:
    • Set first window as context in timers (commit) (Jacques Lucke)
    • Don’t remove existing context overrides when calling an operator (commit) (Jacques Lucke)

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