2020-11-17 - Tuesday Talks - Module Meetings

Tuesday Talks

Notes for module meetings of Tuesday, 17 November 2020.
Present: Dalai Felinto (all)

General Topics

  • bcon4 pending bugs
  • ongoing projects


Participant: Campbell Barton.

Nodes & Physics

Participant: Sebastián Barschkis.

  • Video demos for 2.91 release notes
    • Sebastián is working on the obstacle demo.
    • Smaller cache footprint could be shown, but it is not highly demoed.
    • GSoC visualizer is mostly for really technical users or developers. It doesn’t need to be in the fancy release notes.
  • Fluid intentional regression still needs to be mentioned in the release notes.

User Interface

Participant: Julian Eisel.

  • 2.91 bugs
  • Asset Browser
    • Julian to communicate the current status of the project in bf-committers.
    • There is also a need of communicate for testers when and what to test (specially when it comes to the data structure).
    • He will investigate whether to create a thread on devtalk is the way to go.

Sculpt, Paint, Texture

Participant: Pablo Dobarro.

  • Remaining high priority bug needs to be coordinated with Sergey
    • Pablo will talk to him on blender.chat, to speed things up before bcon4
  • Overhead of design docs and procedures
    • Existing code review is indeed helping with code quality
    • However, the tools design haven’t been affected by it, mostly delayed
    • Role of module owner is not working well given the lack of autonomy Pablo currently has on managing the project from end to end
    • New features are being held back because they wouldn’t pass the existing strict process
    • Pablo initial proposal is to split the design review from the code review
    • Logged as an incident to be discussed properly later

Animation & Rigging

Participant: Sybren StĂĽvel.

  • Continue discussion from last week on todo lists
    • Down to 21 TODOs from 46.
    • The goal is to reduce it to a hard-limit of 10.
    • New columns are being created to make sure the TODO column is clear with only the well defined tasks
  • People should involve the module members before change subtypes to TODO.
  • Design tasks will be organized as well
    • Suggestion is to close them when discussion is done, and create a TODO task regarding implementing the design.
    • Final implemented designs then move to a permanent place (wiki).

VFX & Video

Participants: Sergey Sharybin, Richard AntalĂ­k.

  • The 6 existing bugs were moved from 2.91 to 2.92 column
  • Recent change to have Richard workload is working fine
    • He now alternates between a week of code and a week of triaging
  • VSE tweaks for motion-graphics (T82755, D9582)
  • Camera intrinsics design (T82645, part of T81662)
  • Compositor relative space, cleanup (D9566)
  • Initial pass of new compositor design review (T81650)
    • Note: The presentation of the proposal is quite good

Data, Assets & I/O

Participant: Bastien Montagne.

  • Existing Undo bug is Mac specific
    • Bastien will poke Sebastián for him to help investigate it
    • Otherwise it may be re-tagged as 2.92
  • UUID discussion
    • Bastien will organize a meeting with Brecht to agree on design and keep the list in the loop

Grease Pencil

Participant: Antonio Vazquez (via email).

  • The “Grease Pencil Bezier editing” by Falk David
    will be part of Blender 2.92.
    • The project was merged last week.
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