[Bf-committers] RFC: "Continuous integration" branch?

Mitchell Stokes mogurijin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 02:25:22 CET 2015

I think the term you might be looking for is staging branch. I've
considered making one for BGE patches. So, +1 from me for making such a

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 2:42 PM, Sergey Sharybin <sergey.vfx at gmail.com>

> Hey guys,
> I know it's really a double-edged sword, but still. What about having
> branch which:
> - Called somewhat clear what it is: like continous_integration (not the
> best name in the world perhaps)
> - It allows developers to commit stuff, regardless of the BCon level
> - Mainly used dugin bcon3 and bcon4 for the work which can't go to master
> just because because of bcon.
> - All the commits to this branch are considered master-ready, no
> WIP/experimental work in there is allowed
> - Get;s merged into master after git is open
> - No commits happening t bcon1,2
> - Naming could be improved
> Mainly motivation is coming from:
> - We're now trying to spend more time on patch reviews, and there are some
> good patches which are ready for commit but can't go in because of BCon
> level
> - Leaving those patches open might lead to situation when we'll loose it
> from the field of view and wouldn't commit during bcon1,2
> - There're some ongoing improvements from all the guys around, not just
> core developers and would be nice if those patches are not getting rottened
> or so
> - All the devs are still free to work on the "fun" projects, and could have
> some stuff cooked during bcon3,4
> While it sounds like a good idea, i'm actually a bit skeptical about it.
> Mainly because i would actually prefer everyone to concentrate on making
> blender stable at bcon3,4. But on the other hand, we can't force all the
> volunteers to wait, plus we can do some improvements at a spare time. So it
> might actually work.
> This is actually a question to all the core developers: do you guys think
> it might work (maybe with some tweaks to the workflow) and we should try or
> it's somewhat just crazy?
> There might also be some other approaches to a problem i'm trying to solve,
> those are also welcome!
> --
> With best regards, Sergey Sharybin
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