Now that many scripts are packaged with Blender itself, we will need an organized effort to maintain and update / upgrade the selection. We’d like to discuss with you all to find the best way to do this.
The basic idea is that we could form a group to take care of the bundled scripts. Everyone can participate, but those in charge must have good knowledge about bpython scripting and sensibility to communicate (aka being reasonable) with others, since the work will involve talking to script writers and developers. Making small updates to the scripts to integrate them better and finding out what is still missing that should be added are also part of the work. It’s a good opportunity to learn more about Blender scripting and being part of the program’s development.
Lastly, it’s an important effort for Blender, needed for every release from now on and shouldn’t take that much of each volunteer’s time, actually. Resources should not be a problem either: sites, forum, mailing lists, it’s all available.
There’s more to write about, but this is enough for a start. So to discuss now: how can we maintain the bundled scripts? Is forming a group a good idea? If so, how can this group work (resources), what else can we do?
The current set of scripts, also shipped with 2.34, can be found in Blender’s cvs: