January 2007 Archives

Blender 2.43RC2 Ready For Testing

Charles (Jarndyce911) just announced a new release candidate of Blender is ready for testing:

RC2 is ready to go! This one includes Blenderplayer as well! (I was previously having trouble getting it to compile).

http://download.blender.org/release/Blender2.43rc/blender-2.43-RC2-irix-6.5-mips.tar.bz2

Hopefully this version has fixed some of the quirks you guys mentioned earlier. I am also working on upping the max number of threads, so you should see a much bigger number than 8 by the time of the final release.

Thanks again for the support and help!

(Remember that it is cntrl-q to quit now.)

Sharity 3.3 Beta 3 Now Available

I noticed a heads up from squeen this morning regarding Sharity 3.3 Beta 3. It's available as a binary download for IRIX 6.5; I'm assuming it's also mips3 compatible.

What's new in this version:

  • Fixed write-protect status for emulated hard links. Fixed race condition in Kerberos authentication. This bug could cause a hang at login.
  • Fixed an obscure bug on HP-UX which made Sharity mounts eventually disappear after mounting or unmounting another file system.
  • Improved reliability of Kerberos ticket cache detection.
  • Improved reliability of SMB home directories.

Ayam 1.12 Released

Ayam - "a free 3D modelling environment for the RenderMan interface" - continues to enjoy IRIX support and a new release in 2007. The list of changes is fairly extensive this time around so I won't list them all here.

An IRIX 6.5.x MIPS3 binary tarball is available.

Blender 2.43RC1 Ready For Testing

First item for the new year - IRIX Blender is alive and well! Charles (Jarndyce911) has done an incredible job porting and supporting Blender for IRIX during one of the most exciting times in Blender's history. He recently posted an announcement in the forum soliciting feedback on a new test build of the upcoming 2.43RC1 release:

Alright, Blender 2.43RC1 is now available for the Irix platform! The link is below:

http://download.blender.org/release/Blender2.43rc/blender-2.43RC1-irix-6.5-mips.tar.bz

I probably will not put together the Nekoware version until after the final version is released as I have been awfully busy lately. In fact I compiled the above version from Japan since I am here on business.

Please let me know if you have any problem. And thanks to all in advance for testing and continuing to support the Irix version of Blender!

Give it a try and report any issues you encounter. Also be sure to check out the current 2.42 release (also courtesy of Jarndyce911) - it's well worth a look too.

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