It's been a slow week - I'm sick, Alex was sick, Chris is sick, Chris's wife is sick, my wife is sick, Chris's daughter is sick, my son is sick...basically all of New England has bubonic plague. Skype meetings sound like a 19th century sanitarium for TB patients. But we are making progress on 10.20 betas. What's still left?
- There are a handful of new 10.20 bugs that I still hope to resolve before we go final: sound problems, Intel GPU compatibility, etc.
- The installer needs to be made 64-bit aware.
- There are a handful of authoring bugs that were present in 10.11. I may push these off to a 10.21 bug fix patch, so that we can get 10.20 out the door sooner.
Users: please stop asking your favorite third party developers when they will release a 64-bit version of their add-ons. The devs are really stuck until we finalize 10.20. If they release an add-on before 10.20 goes final and then something comes up during beta, the dev is stuck fire-drilling a quick fix of the add-on.
Thanks to everyone who offered help WRT Intel GPUs. I have been in contact with the Intel driver team and we have a potential work-around for the HD4000 GPUs crashing. We do not yet have a fix or work-around for Gen-4 (GS45 chipset) GPUs crashing.
We also do not have a work-around for black sky with Intel HD GPUs and HDR mode, but honestly if you have an Intel GPU, I recommend keeping HDR off for frame-rate reasons. (I only have the HD3000 though - it's possible that the GPUs on the new Ivy Bridge chipsets are faster. We'll know once the shader-compiler issue is fixed.)