Present: Campbell Barton, Hans Goudey, Julian Eisel, Nathan Craddock, Pablo Vazquez
- Julian is focusing on the Asset Browser currently and only does minimal module work (so less review, release preparations, etc.)
- No tasks or bugs left on the release ToDo.
- Release notes seem mostly fine, just a screenshot to be updated (Nathan will do).
Asset Browser Milestone 1:
- Plan is to merge the current state soon, in some shape or form it should be available in the 2.92 release.
- There are plenty of things to do still, not all may be finished in time. In this case it may either:
- Be merged as experimental feature and finished for 2.93, or
- be enabled by default but clearly communicated as not feature-complete.
Line Art review:
- There’s discussion on the core design approach (modifier/depsgraph integration vs. render engine integration), but that’s not responsibility of the UI team.
- For us there’s nothing to do right now, Hans will keep an eye on it.
- Outliner/Properties Sync:
- Always syncing attached Properties editors is annoying to users according to feedback.
- Two options:
- Add a toggle for it or,
- only do it when clicking the icon, not the name.
- Meeting decided to do the latter.
General Design Review and Tasks
- For exporters, only export selected data by default?
- A commonly requested change and a real papercut, worth looking at.
- Was discussed in the past, Campbell remembers reasons why it is the way it is:
- Changing would break compatibility for existing scripts.
- If nothing is selected, exports don’t do anything, which is weird.
- Saving .blend files also doesn’t only act on selection, so it would be inconsistent.
- All things considered, the team agrees it’s still better to do the change.
- The setting is exposed differently for different exporters, should be made consistent.
- Hans will handle it, but check with Brecht and Dalai first regarding the compatibility breakage.
- Human Interface Guidelines:
- Tooltip guidelines
- Mostly confirmed already.
- Some guidelines were moved to the general Writing Style page.
- The team agrees on the following new guideline for the tooltip description:
“It is recommended to start descriptions with verbs. Using the imperative conjugation generally works best.”
- Tooltip guidelines
- A recent commit removed the period after names in tooltips (88e6341ce848).
- This was not communicated with the UI team as it should have been.
- However, it is a change the team wanted to do anyway and is in line with the upcoming Human Interface Guidelines.
- There are corner cases where we still may want to have a period, we can address them if they appear problematic.
- Julian will talk to Aaron about the commit, but it will not be reverted.
- Active vs. Selected discussion (T82359):
- There was no time left to discuss this, will be done next week.
- A big design change, not something to do lightly.
- May be a 3.0 target even.
- Campbell wants to work on support for populating search menus from Python.
Next Meeting: 2020-11-25 (next Wednesday), same time.