[Bf-committers] Blender-code Questions

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 07:50:44 CET 2017

Hi Danrae,

We don't use developer.blender.org as a forum, currently we use IRC
and this mailing list for more formal topics.

As you note, IRC is too timezone dependent.
While a mailing list is OK for general questions, details discussions
can become too noisy.

The possibility of having a forum was raised recently:

We did have a blender.org forum years ago but this was a general forum
with too much overlap with blenderartists.org

I think it'd be nice to try out a more focused forum to improve the
experience for new developers getting involved.

We could do a trial run and see how it goes, although I'm not sure how
much work is involved to set it up, especially if we want to share
authentication with developer.blender.org or blender-id.

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 11:24 AM, spock theGray <blink.ornitier at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Sometimes I have Blender code-related questions for which I don't need
> real-time help like IRC or maybe nobody is on in IRC at that time who is
> able to answer, etc. In this case, I would be totally cool with just
> posting something somewhere for people to respond whenever they have a
> minute & I can check it later when I have time... kind of like
> stackoverflow, but specifically for blender contributors...
> Can contributors just ask code-related questions in the phabricator task
> comments or should we keep those discussions related to requirements /
> design only?
> Also, is this mailing list an appropriate forum for contributors to ask
> specific questions about the blender code-base?  If not, is there a mailing
> list for specific code-related questions?
> Wanted to verify that code-level questions are on topic ahead of time b.c.
> the wiki (https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Doc/New_Developer_Info)
> mentions to stay on topic, but I couldn't find much detail about what's
> considered on topic and I haven't seen any code-related questions flying
> around this forum yet...
> Thanks,
> Danrae
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- Campbell

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