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Blender 2.7x: Latest Production-Ready Version

Git master is still being updated very frequently -- everyday, basically, but the main focus is on fixing bugs.

For users, this is the latest version that can be used for production work, since 2.8 is still in very early stages.

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Blender 2.79

Before 2.8 there should be at least one more 2.7x maintenance release in 2017: Blender 2.79.

Work in Progress: 2.79 Release notes

2.8 is the main topic of discussions right now, though, so the target list for 2.79 will only be defined later on.

Release Cycle

Blender 2.79 "BCon" schedule:

  • BCon1: (define targets, branches reviewed & ready)
  • BCon2: Feb 26 (start add branches to git, targets are defined)
  • BCon3: April 23 (testing and fixing period)
  • BCon4: June ... (provide test build, fixing only)
  • BCon5: June ... (git frozen, RC a few days after)

More about the development process

2.79 targets

  • Production color profile "Filmic Blender". ✓ In Master
  • Cycles shadow catcher ✓ In Master
  • Cycles denoising, part 1 (Lukas Stockner) ✓ In Master
  • Cycles split kernel branch (speedup OpenCL) ✓ In Master
  • Cycles principled BSDF ✓ In Master
  • Branch & Patch migration list
  • Datablock ID Properties Patch ✓ In Master
  • Object Info node support for GLSL mode and the internal render Patch ✓ In Master
  • Surface deform modifier (Luca Rood) ✓ In Master
  • Addons Targets:
  • Some new addons to be announced, cleanup of code base & ui/tabs/panel code ✓ In Master
  • Blender 2.79 Addons Updates ✓ In Master

Suggested targets