Weekly Reports (2020)

This is a thread for posting weekly reports about Synfig development. We are already posting such reports on Patreon for many months, but I guess not everyone subscribed to our updates there.

So, the idea is to post draft reports here for two purposes:

  1. keep everyone updated on what’s going on.
  2. community can suggest additions if something is missed in report.

Please let me know your opinion about this idea in comments. :slight_smile:

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Weekly Report (May 4 - May 10)

This week we finally released Synfig 1.3.14! And again, right after release discovered one more critical issue, which is blocking stable release. So, when the issue will be fixed we will have one more development release - 1.3.15.

Other news:

  • Fixed functionality of “View" -> “Toolbar” command (issue #1394). Thanks to Arya Bhardwaj.
  • Now it is possible to close Spline while creating it by clicking on first vertex, even if the tangents ducks are at same place (issue #1281). Thanks to Rodolfo Ribeiro Gomes.
  • Don’t show multiple warning messages about old canvas (issue #1380). Thanks to Konstantin Dmitriev.
  • Several CMake related fixes that came up while creating a snap package (PR #1399). Thanks to Maximilian Federle.
  • Code cleanup in Text Layer (PR #1403). Thanks to Rodolfo Ribeiro Gomes.
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Weekly Report (May 11 - May 17)

In previous weekly report I forgot to mention that Google has approved 3 slots for us in Google Summer of Code. That means this summer we will have 3 students working on Synfig for full time! Their projects are:

  • Intuitive Skeleton tool (Aditya Abhiram).
  • Improvements for Lottie exporter plugin (Saurabh Chand Ramola).
  • Complete CMake Build System (Ayush Chamoli).

Congratulations to our accepted students!

And here’s what’s new in Synfig code:

  • Major improvement: Sound Panel now loads sound layers from canvas (see PR #1370). Thanks to Rodolfo Ribeiro Gomes.
  • Fixed ‘font not found’ error in Text Layer (issue #1407). Thanks to Rodolfo Ribeiro Gomes.
  • Minor code cleanup on color dialog (PR #1396). Thanks to Rodolfo Ribeiro Gomes.
  • Added option to Synfig Player, which allows playback animation in realtime (PR #1356). Thanks to Aditya Abhiram.
  • Lottie exporter: Added support for linear gradient (PR #1286). Thanks to Saurabh Chand Ramola.
  • Fixed time and delta values in tooltip while dragging in Graph Panel (issue #1405). Thanks to Rodolfo Ribeiro Gomes.
  • Removed unused item from menu - “Change Preview Quality” (PR #1094). Thanks to Rodolfo Ribeiro Gomes.
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Weekly Report (May 18 - May 24)

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This week we’ve got Synfig packed for snap (snapcraft.io)! Big thanks to Maximilian Federle for making this possible! See details here.

Also, we got fixed bug with glitching widthpoints, which was blocking stable release (thanks to Konstantin Dmitriev). Unfortunately, in process of fixing we found another critical issue, which is a blocker now. We are working on resolving it!

Other news:

  • Fixed usability issue when choosing filename for parameter via file selection dialog (see screenshot attached above). Previously, the change was not taking effect until user press Enter in parameter’s textfield. Now this is not required anymore. For details see PR #1425. Thanks to Rodolfo Ribeiro Gomes for the fix!
  • Improvement for Lottie Exporter: Add support for aTan2 convert method (PR #1363). Thanks to Saurabh Chand Ramola.
  • Fix crashing when removing spline points too fast (PR #1434). Thanks to Rodolfo Ribeiro Gomes.
  • Fixed bug when no waypoints is selected in Timetrack and user presses Delete key (PR #1424). Thanks to Rodolfo Ribeiro Gomes.
  • Fixed issue when doing bounding-box selection from bottom-up in Timetrack fix in rectangle-selection from bottom to top (PR #1427). Thanks to Rodolfo Ribeiro Gomes.
  • Code cleanup (PRs #1404, #1411, #1429, #1435). Thanks to Rodolfo Ribeiro Gomes.

Code cleanup for clock functions. (PR #1426). Thanks to Artem Konoplin.

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