Podcast: The Reason for Tabs - with Jonathan Williamson
We will talk about:
- What's the reason for Tabs?
- Why text? Is there a plan to use icons?
- Are developers actually talking with the community?
Jonathan Williamson is back on the show to discuss the new Tabs in Blender, and answer some of the many questions that the community has about them. For those not in the know, Blender 2.7 which is estimated to be released in a couple of weeks, will now have tabs in the toolbar:
To summarize Jonathan's points, the tab design is a beta, and is subject to changes in future versions. Icons (instead of text) is certainly a possibility, but only if someone actually steps up to the challenge of creating some icons.
Join us next week on the post, for a discussion with Mike Farnsworth, a developer for Arnold - explaining the pros and cons of different render engines and why artists should care.