I might not be a pro blender user, but I do put it on multiple windows 7+ computers to create a model here and there. Only recently I have found an addon that requires 2.77+, and behold problems that I’ve never seen in previous versions.
The first thing is opengl 2.1 requirement popup, which well it’s just instead of using a flesh copy of windows and the default driver now I need to install/update the graphic driver. This is the part where different computers showed different problems. One computer had every input in the interface now lags with a +0.5sec delay with the newer blender version. Another computer just refuse to open the newer blender version at all (after showing cmd with something cannot change device 44100 to 48000, it then closes.).
Meanwhile, I trace back to the last version before the opengl requirement like version 2.76, and now those computers can open blender without problems. It really would be nice if it’s like photoshop/ autocad where it shows a gui which features actually need the extra graphic card power and lets you toggle it in the settings or something instead of bringing the whole software down with it.
It really begs the question, it is worth it? Using a weekend to find these issues have gotten me to the point that I started to think should I report these as a bug or should I expect it to be a feature (that I can’t use since in some case I can’t even open the newer version blender at all).
So fellow users, did you also have issues or am I the only one? Also is this a bug that should be reported or a feature that I should just expect?