Blender 2.4

I’ve downloaded the alpha which runs OK after an initial hiccup with a missing library (I run Linux) and happily… no more problem with Python 2.3 versus 2.4.
I may play around later.

no more problem with Python 2.3 versus 2.4

With this release, Blender officially switches to Python 2.4.

There will be builds with Python 2.3 for some loser platforms, but I will not embarrass them by name <grin>.

some linux distribution and older versions of mac osx

also, I think irix uses 2.2 or 2.3…

on release this should be documented pretty well, it is kind of strange…

[windows and recent versions of osx and linux will use 2.4, others have exceptions]


I recently switched to linux and use Fedora Core 4

I’m not able to run either of the alpha testing versions of blender 2.4 currently for download on

I have no trouble running the official blender 2.37 release

I’ve got glibc 2.3.9 and python 2.4.1

any help in getting it running would be much appreciated

thanks in advance


i couldn’t even start it. got an error message MSVCR71.dll was not found reinstalling the application may help blahblahblah. oh welll hopefully they will work it out. can’t find a link to the developer forums or the bug report forum, so hopefully someone will notice this and provide the link. :stuck_out_tongue:
here’s a link to the dll

More info, please. Like error msgs and the output from ldd.

through the shell I get this error message

‘error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory’


well, some googling gave me this link

and after installing ‘compat-libstdc+±33-3.2.3-47.fc4.i386’ through yum the test release works :))


Where is the Vertex loop select : ALT-B ?

Where is the Vertex loop select : ALT-B ?

Alt -RMB

Alt-RMB doesn’t work on linux with gnome :frowning:

Try using SHIFT+ALT+RMB.

It’s not the same! Alt + B was better for highlighting a difficult to isolate loop


Is it still possible to use Python 2.3 in the Alpha version?
Some scripts won’t run with Python 2.4 for me =/