[Bf-committers] number of commiters

raulf at info.upr.edu.cu raulf at info.upr.edu.cu
Wed Dec 22 16:00:25 CET 2010

Hi :)

I can´t speak for all wish-to-be-a-committer, just for myself as one of
them  :)  but I think the main motivation of being a developer is to get
your work recognised and widely used and the summun of that is to be
commited in official releases. If too restrictive commit rules make that
path too hard to go then Blender will not have the dev future granted,
because always there will be out there another less restrictive project
willing to make life easier for those that want to share their knowledge
with the world.

And by no means more people committing will automatically turn into
unmaintained/less quality code, I think is the opossit, though is true
that a review board will always be needed as soon as a project has more
than one person.

 I understand also that being a committer is a status that speak about the
quality/knowledge a person have gather in a project over time so is also
something that should not be as easily get as suscribing into a web site.

 For those reasons I think the current rules are fine, and the trend of
being more permisive from the past is also a good thing since it will
guarantee the circulation of developers in Blender, this is the most
important thing to make the project always young.

> Hi Michael,
> If people submit patches and we accept several (3 or more?), and they
> are motivated to hang around and provide more code, and the
> maintainers of modules are fine, then they can get svn access. When we
> moved to new projects site I even cleaned up the list, which is
> currently relatively limited even.
> http://projects.blender.org/projects/bf-blender/
> Now we're on that topic, I like to give access to Mario Kishalmi (lmg)
> now too, he submitted great small patches for bug fixes and small
> usability improvements. After approving several it's time to have him
> do commits himself. He'll be working with me, and I'll keep an eye on
> what he does. :)
> -Ton-
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
> Blender Institute   Entrepotdok 57A  1018AD Amsterdam   The Netherlands
> On 22 Dec, 2010, at 7:36, Michael Fox wrote:
>> Recently i have noticed a rathur alarming trend in that its getting
>> extreamly easy to become a commitor, especially in bf-extensions. I
>> was
>> once a position you had to earn and work hard for, now you show up
>> with
>> a patch or 2, and you become a commiter.
>> The result of this is causing me concern as i think the standard of
>> code
>> is going fall quite drastically and blender is splintered enough as it
>> is, failing to follow the paradigms and rules that were developed.
>> is anyone else noticing this or am i just being paranoid again
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