Blender 2.81 is working on Haiku

I managed to build and run Blender 2.81 on Haiku.

I used Mesa 19.3.3 (19.3.2 don’t work), modified HGL (patches are not yet uploaded) and modified libSDL2 ( Blender itself builds with almost no changes.



wow very impressive!
Amazing work, hope it will be usable soon…
thx I use it a lot.

Great work! Still looking into some of the dependencies PR’s at haikuports, but looking promising!

The UI of blender really has majorly improved in the last few releases.

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This Blender version seem more simple to understand than the oldest ones. Good job.

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The new UI came with 2.80, along with a whole host of changes. IMO it changed more than enough to warrant a full integer increase in the version number, but the Blender devs are saving that for the future.

Many projects stay conservative in version bumping. Devs and users often view milestones from vastly differing viewpoints.

Fantastic! I look forward to giving it a spin when it is ready. As a side note for those of us that also enjoy Haiku on 32bit machines, is there anything intrinsic in the 3.8 code that would not allow it to be compiled for x86?

It may be good to keep both 2.7 and 2.8 versions. Blender 2.8 is heavier (Haiku has only software rendering for now) and has compatibility problems with older projects and scripts.

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Yipie! I hope I can test it soon :slight_smile: great work!

I tried to compile Blender 2.81 on 32 bit, it compiles, but fails with not found. Seems mixing of gcc2 and gcc4+ modules appear somewhere.

Blender 2.79 runs fine on 32 bit.

I investigated a bit and found that library path was set in OpenSubDiv libraries dynamic section (RPATH) and that path was wrong. After fixing that Blender 2.81 runs fine on 32 bit.


Would be really nice to see this on a Ryzen system, especially on a Threadripper. Might be a good way to test Haiku’s multithreading capabilities, especially on CPUs with high core counts.

Just note that the OpenGL in software won’t scale past about 8 cores since it’s mainly memory limited… the huge cache on some of the Threadripper 3 CPUS may help.

When you go to do an actual render though it should be quite fast…Cycles is pretty good about that.

Brilliant! So happy to see it work!
(I wanna use it for 2D animation and sound)