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Source for latest stable (2.63a) release only builds 2.63!

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:56 pm
by Hissingshark
Hi there,

I'm trying to build the current stable release (2.63a) of Blender on Ubuntu 64bit.

I obtained the source from here:
http://download.blender.org/source/blender-2.63a.tar.gz

I successfully built and ran the application.
But comparing it to the pre-built ZIP installation for Linux 64bit I find it is different!
Surely it was meant to produce the same release?

The splash screen was never updated from 2.63 to 2.63a, so that is no indicator I know.
The ZIP build gives an r48... number.
The build from source says "rexporte" instead.

On the ZIP build I have full Cycles/CUDA support.
The source build has no option for CUDA. I can only use my GPU by selecting OpenCL and also "Experimental" features. So all in all it seems to be a slightly older version.

Has the wrong source tarball been labelled as 2.63a?

Many thanks in advance.