2023-10-10 Blender Admins Meeting


  • Bastien Montagne
  • Brecht Van Lommel
  • Dalai Felinto
  • Campbell Barton
  • Sergey Sharybin
  • Thomas Dinges
  • Fiona Cohen


  • Handling of high priority reports, the number has been large in the last few weeks (between 20-30 often)
    • metrics.blender.org seems broken at the moment (it reports too many high priority issues) - volunteers are welcome.
    • Suggestion is to take rolling releases more seriously - for example, to not “promise” a feature for specific releases.
    • Encourage developers to look at high priority bug reports.
    • Nothing changes for the triaging team.
  • Code-comments missing information from commit log
    • Problem: Some crucial information about code is only stated in commit message, and not in the code. It will be hard to find it later on.
    • This should be caught by code-review.
    • Everyone should be encouraged to keep this in check.
  • Face maps topic has been discussed again.
    • Still seemed that there are users which rely on the functionality, which is no longer possible.
    • Since it seems to be lost functionality without alternatives, and without really being in a way of other code and functionality we will look into bringing them back until replacement is implemented.

Just to give an update. We sat with Hans to look into the most practical way forward. The summary is available on projects.blender.org.

Follow-up on the Face Maps topic after discussion with Hans: #105317 - Face maps removal for 4.0 - blender - Blender Projects

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