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Update to Blender 2.5 series

This feature bring blender-2.57 or later on Fedora 16. the aim of the blender 2.5 project is to provide a new release of blender with a new designed UI. Enhanced tools and animations.


current Status

  • Targeted Release: Fedora 16
  • Last Update: 2011-08-10
  • Percentage of completion: 90%

Detailed Description

Blender-2.5 provides a newly designed UI and tools. It's based on python-3.2 and has a changed ABI for third-party scripts.

Currently existing packages which depend on blender have to be tested to make sure that they work together with this new release.

One packaging related change is the move of the script directory to %{_datadir}/blender/<BLENDERVERSION>/scripts. Additionally there is no need for a wrapper to create symlinks in the ~/.blender directory any more.

Benefit for Fedora

Providing a release of blender which was ported to python-3.2 or above.

How to Test

  • Try out primary blender package
  • Try out addon packages which require blender

User Experience

  • New improved user interface
  • new tools
  • Support of openCOLLADA for inchange 3D moddelling data to other applications


There are three packages which requires blender:


Contingency Plan

Revert to blender-2.49b. Provide additional blender25 package if possible.


Create a blender249 package which can use for the packages which could not migrated to blender-2.57b or above.

Blender Development Page

Release Notes

Blender-2.5 provides a new release of blender with a new designed user Interface and tools which is based on python-3.2.