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lisabiziou
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blender software update

Post by lisabiziou » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:51 am

Hallo

Id like to know when Linux will update its version of blender. The internal one in Linux mint is 2,76 while everyone is using 2,79 or 2,80. I have downloaded 2,79 and 80 and find them very unstable and think this is because im running it from the download. So when will they be updating and will it be a reasonable modern version.

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Re: blender software update

Post by Jim Hauser » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:54 am

The problems you are having with the newer versions could be the reason they are not in the Mint repositories.

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Re: blender software update

Post by Hoser Rob » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:04 am

This is one of the most common Linux newbie complaints. The underlying thins there is that backwards and forwards compatibility doesn't work in Linux like it does in WIndows (or at least used to). So you're always making a compromise between OS stability and having new software. This is why beginners are advised to stick to the tested repo software. I don't use ppas or tarballs unless absolutely necessary.

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Re: blender software update

Post by stormryder » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:04 am

lisabiziou wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:51 am
I have downloaded 2,79 and 80 and find them very unstable and think this is because im running it from the download.
2.79 runs fine for me on Mint 18.3 Mate from my home folder. I also have it on another machine with 17.3 Mate and it works fine on that too.
You should check if the flatpak in the software manager will work, but as far as I know the tar.gz contains the full runtime environment too so it shouldn't depend on anything on your system either.
Edited to add:
Flatpaks automatically update when you turn on your pc, you can turn off this feature in start-up applications and update flatpaks with flatpak update in the terminal.

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Re: blender software update

Post by Hoser Rob » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:54 am

stormryder wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:04 am
... as far as I know the tar.gz contains the full runtime environment too so it shouldn't depend on anything on your system either.....
That is VERY unlikely.

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Re: blender software update

Post by stormryder » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:30 pm

Hoser Rob wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:54 am
That is VERY unlikely.
You're the expert, still works for me though.

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Re: blender software update

Post by Hoser Rob » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:32 am

stormryder wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:30 pm
Hoser Rob wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:54 am
That is VERY unlikely.
You're the expert, still works for me though.
It likely works on your hardware and drivers, not necessarily everyone's.

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