Bforartists 0.9.7 released

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Bforartists 0.9.7 released

Post by Tiles » 19 Apr 2018, 16:30

Bforartists 0.9.7 is ready. The binaries can as usual be found here: https://www.bforartists.de/content/download
The release note can be found here: https://www.bforartists.de/wiki/bforart ... senotev097

Bforartists is a fork of the popluar open source 3d software Blender. With the goal to improve the usability.

The Bforartists 0.9.7 release brings mainly small tweaks and improvements. All in all we have 100 changes in this release. And it comes with the changes from Blender 2.79b. We have added some missing icons, made some panels more compact, and so on. We have added two new addons. One for the VSE. And one to create a primitive with adjustable subdivisions. See create tab in the tool shelf. Most tools are now in the tool shelf too. And not longer in header menus. The biggest change is the new Full keymap. Now you can use the navigation from Bforartists with most hotkeys from Blender. Big thanks for creating this keymap goes to Draise here. This one took months.

As you may have noticed, we have moved to the Github tracker. As a consequence the release note now not longer contains links to the issues. The listed titles in the release note are the commits.
It's also a milestone release. We getting close to version 1.0. Most of the initial development goals are reached. What is now missing is some last changes and fine tuning. And this means this version should be functional enough for production. As a consequence this release is not longer marked as Pre Production.

There are surely still some problems around. But there aren't this much big changes ahead anymore. At least not in this development cycle, Blender 2.8 is a completely different beast then.
Many thanks to the team! And have fun with the software

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Re: Bforartists 0.9.7 released

Post by Cellulo » 20 Apr 2018, 16:11

Nice work Tiles and your team :bananathumb:

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Re: Bforartists 0.9.7 released

Post by bitkar » 21 Apr 2018, 10:33

thanks as usuall...

small Q: can we have only one panel on the right side? i just don know why there are two panels (colums). Seems like its too much. You can have one and scroll of collapse what you dont need. Would be a nice simplification. (but iam not blender user, so maybe i miss some point)
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Re: Bforartists 0.9.7 released

Post by Tiles » 02 May 2018, 19:07

Thanks for the suggestion. But we would run into problems that way. We run out of space with even two areas. Left side is tools. Right side is settings. Now mix them, and the chaos is perfect.

It's mission impossible anyways. Lots of it is pure C code. And a pain to change :)
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