We finally did it! Blender 2.57 is born, today!
After more than 3 years of development, Blender 2.57 is here, the first stable release of the reworked Blender 2.5x series.
I joined the developer team in May 2009 and since then I commited more than 400 additions/fixes to the SVN repository. I mainly wrote the User Interface Python Scripts and some RNA wrapping in the beginning. Today I do User Interface Script Maintenance and small Bugfixes in the UI and other parts (RNA).
It feels very good to be here, after such a long time. It was a great journey, which was a lot of fun and it was great to be part of such an awesome and friendly team! Thanks to everyone for making this release possible. Every person who tested the software and gave us feedback helped us to form the Blender we know today.