2018-03-24: Weekly News

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Changes to Blender


  • UI: Optional prompt to quit for non win32 systems rB5ba5254e
  • UI: 4-column layout for the editor-type selector menu rB60712d12

New Patches

  • Add Ctrl+Click Extrude function for Surfaces D3110
  • Move STL import/export to C++ (great speedup) D3114

Other Projects

  • Blender Interactive Mode Outline T54389
  • 2.8: Code-Quest (Topics we plan to cover) T54387
  • devtalk.blender.org. – Devtalk is a new forum website to help new developers get into Blender development


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