[Bf-committers] Re: 64 bits Blender

pangelo at dcc.online.pt pangelo at dcc.online.pt
Sun Jan 21 02:13:13 CET 2007

On Fri, 2007-01-19 at 21:43 -0500, Jingyuan Huang wrote:
> The Blender Janitor project would be perfect for people like me who
> would like to contribute but are still new to the application.
> I have been reading mailing list for a little while and reading some
> parts of the blender code as well as wiki. Unfortunately I haven't
> written any patches though I do have some vague ideas in my mind. I'm
> also a bit hesitant whether to start coding or not due to my lack of
> knowledge (it's hard for new devs to identify the difficulty of a
> problem and the time line for it.) It would be nice if there's a
> special to-do list with relatively simple problems and new developers
> can start with those tasks first.

So I see I'm not the only one :)

Actually, as far as I can tell, there's no shortage of small coding jobs
and bugfixes that can be tackled by developers new to the Blender
codebase. For example, you can check the bugtracker
or this report about a recent statical analysis of Blender

What I feel is needed is some guidance to new developers on how to go
about getting to know the source and start fixing things. 


> On 1/19/07, pangelo at dcc.online.pt <pangelo at dcc.online.pt> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I've been looking for some time now for a good project to start grokking
> > the blender sources and this message reminded me of the "Kernel
> > Janitors" project <http://janitor.kernelnewbies.org/>.
> >
> > Starting a similar "Blender Janitors" project could be a good way to
> > both attract new developers and improve the quality of submitted code.
> >
> > However, this would require the involvement of at least a couple of very
> > experienced Blender hackers to guide the new coders around the sources
> > and review all the patches.
> >
> > I'm willing to help set this up if anyone thinks it could be a good
> > idea.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Pedro Ângelo
> > pangelo at dcc.online.pt
> >
> >
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