[Bf-committers] developer.blender.org open!

Erwin Coumans erwin.coumans at gmail.com
Thu Nov 14 18:48:33 CET 2013

That strange naming and the presence of the Phabricator repo at the top is
I meant by "nonse and clutter": the opposite of keeping things simple.
Phabricator naming is consistent the steep learning curve of Blender GUI :)

My main actions as a developer would be
1) "Clone Blender repo",
2) "fork Blender repo",
3) "browse Blender repo online",
4) "browse Blender commits" and
5) "browse and report Blender bugs"

It seems only the last one is available right now, because the main Blender
repo is
not converted yet right?

So we just have to wait for the main Blender repo to be converted,
and for an official github repo so we can fork.


On 14 November 2013 09:31, Brecht Van Lommel <brechtvanlommel at pandora.be>wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 6:04 PM, Erwin Coumans <erwin.coumans at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Just some honest feedback:
> >
> > I find it a very confusing page, all about Phabricator and not about
> > Blender,
> > why all the references to Phabricator? I don't care you are using
> > Phabricator,
> > but I do care about Blender.
> I could only find mention of Phabricator on the website itself, which
> is the Phabricator repository. That will be moved below the Blender
> repositories when we have them all online. Is there something I'm
> missing? We are mentioning it in mails now to make it clear what we
> talk about, but once it's all running it shouldn't really matter.
> > On the left bar, there is "Differential", "Maniphest", "Diffusion",
> > "Audit", "Feed",
> > weird names that require the user to read the explanation underneath to
> > understand what it is about.
> The names of the tools can be considered confusing, this is the
> reasoning behind it:
> http://www.quora.com/Phabricator/Why-is-the-Browse-feature-called-Diffusion-and-not-just-Browse
> We could change it, but in my opinion it's fine the way it is.
> "Differential", "Maniphest", "Diffusion" are the strangest I guess,
> but the descriptions below them are clear. Audit and Feed pretty
> literally describe what they are?
> > And once you click on "Repository Browser", the first link points to the
> > Phabricator source tree.
> > I expect to find a direct link to the Blender BF main repo on the front
> > page on the left,
> > with instructions how to clone it in git. Instead, there is a lot of
> > nonsense and clutter (in my opinion).
> >
> > I couldn't find a link to the main git Blender repo, only to addons and
> > translations, but I am not interested in those.
> > If I click in the middle of the page on BF Blender, and then "Blender
> > Repository", it ends up telling me "No such repository 'B'".
> Not sure which nonsense or clutter you refer to, besides the Blender
> repository not being listed first? For me the things that are on the
> homepage are the things I use most as a developer, and for users there
> are links in the center for the typical things that they want to do.
> Brecht.
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