jalik wrote:but I still wonder how long my octane version will remain unusable..
Why is your Octane unusable?
In case you haven't noticed the "official" exporter is not in development since November 2010. Officially the 2.49 exporter may be still the supported
one, but practically it's not supported and I'm almost 100% that there won't be any updates of that exporter.
OTOH, the "unofficial" 2.5 exporter is being developed and updated by a dedicated user and if you check the unofficial exporter thread, you'll see that the author was constantly improving and updating the script = supporting
. Now the script does everything the "supported" one does (except exporting particles) and the development has stopped because there will be a redesign of the Octane scene files in favor of dropping the .obj/.mtl thing.
The unofficial script won't crash your computer or eat your .blend files, so you can start using it like everybody else.