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posted by Nick Cannon  on July 18, 2016, 4:06 p.m. (4 years, 16 days ago)
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The Draft CY2017 VFX Reference Platform has been published at http://vfxplatform.com. Please send feedback either to feedback@vfxplatform.com or vfx-platform-discuss. As usual we are looking to lock down the Final version at SIGGRAPH time in just 3 weeks.

The transition to Qt 5 this year is requiring significant effort from the software vendors so the theme for CY2017 is to have a year of stability with minimal changes. At the moment that means the only changes from CY2016 are to Alembic, Boost, TBB and Ptex.

Speaking of CY2016, the final modifications to Qt 5.6.1 for CY2016 are now available:

https://github.com/autodesk-forks/qtbase/tree/autodesk/vfx/5.6.1https://github.com/autodesk-forks/qtx11extras/tree/autodesk/vfx/5.6.1

All software targeting CY2016 should use these modifications which are a mix of backported bug fixes and a couple of DCC-specific changes that should be addressed in future Qt releases.

We will be hosting a VFX Reference Platform Birds of a Feather session at SIGGRAPH and this year we should have The Qt Company joining our discussion. All SIGGRAPH attendees with an interest in software deployment are welcome to join us at 12pm on 27th July in San Simeon A at the Anaheim Hilton.

Nick

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