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Latest blender 2.8 environment texture broken.
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System Information
Windows 10 LTSB, GTX 970 & GTX 960

Blender Version

Short description of error
When trying to change the environment texture to any texture, even just a solid color, the texture does not change from what it was at launch time of the blend file.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Download the broken version from the screenshot above, make or open a scene, and then try to change the environment texture, it will stay as it was at launch time.

Event Timeline

The details of this bug and how to accurately reproduce it were described in this BA post:

Here's a screenshot:

"Fun" thing about this bug, if you change settings or the Enviroment Texture and then for instance move the cube and press ctrl+Z to undo, the settings will be applied.

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) triaged this task as Confirmed, Medium priority.

Can confirm, caused by rB3e5483ffe105.

There is this TODO comment already

/* TODO: image datablocks do not use COW, so might not be detected correctly. */

@Brecht Van Lommel (brecht): one for you?