[Bf-committers] Code Review

Brecht Van Lommel brechtvanlommel at pandora.be
Fri Mar 11 17:09:14 CET 2011

Hi all,

I'd like to do an experiment, using a code review tool for blender
development, to review changes before they go into trunk. My hope is
to improve the quality of commits, with more eyes looking at the code
we can prevent bugs, and I find having your code reviewed also
generally keeps you on your toes.

My intention is not to require the use of this tool, or have it used
for every little bugfix, it's just an experiment at this point. Some

* Only submit code for review if you are a developer with commit
rights, or if you found a developer to get your code committed. If the
experiment is a success, we can open it up more, but for now I'd like
to keep it focused on things that we know are likely to go in.
* Anyone can participate in the code review however.
* This is not a place to do big interface design discussions or
feature requests, stay focused on what is being worked on.
* If you reviewed the entire patch, and think the code is good to go
in, reply LGTM (looks good to me).

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* Fill in subject and description.
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