[Bf-committers] Blender-Staging Repository

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 21:01:23 CET 2014

Patch review continues to be a bottleneck, but we'd like to help get
patch authors get involved even if we don't have to review patches for
inclusion in master.

The possibility of having a new "tuhopuu" repo came up (from CVS days
where devs could gain access easily and commit what they liked to work
on...), this sound like it could be fun...
but someone still has to sync this with master & resolve conflicts, if
we don't ever expect the changes to go into official releases... its
not the best use of our time.
Especially when there are enough free 3rd-party git-hosting providers around.

Here's the plan:
We've setup a new git repository, matching git.blender.org:blender.git,

* Patch authors are given access to this git repository (low barrier of entry).
* Patches can be committed to blender-staging (no lengthy review, just
check functionality is OK for releases).
* Buildbot can be made to build this repo too. (for user testing).
* Each release we re-mirror from master, (any longer term development
can happen in a branch of blender-staging if really needed).

This helps newer developers become fa miler with development tools &
process, so it goes smoother when they get access to the official
Ideally, it means patches end up being tested more thoroughly too.

Anyone who doesn't have commit access & would like, feel free to ask
on this mailing-list (with a link to your work).
We'll go over the patch tracker and suggest patches to be committed &
granting devs access to the repository in the next week or so.


- Campbell

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