Welcome to the Blender Developer Forum - Devtalk.
What is devtalk?
Devtalk is a place for Blender developers to reach out to other developers and get help developing Blender and a place for Blender developers to reach out to the community and get feedback on ongoing work.
Is there a code of conduct?
The blender code of conduct available at Communication/CodeOfConduct - Blender Developer Wiki applies to devtalk.
TL;DR: be nice to each other.
Please also follow the Copyright guidelines for devtalk
What kinds of topics are explicitly NOT allowed?
- Support questions about using Blender
- These are best asked on one of the community forums listed at https://www.blender.org/community/
- Bug reports
- Bugs are hard to track on a forum and bound to get lost, use the bug tracker over at https://projects.blender.org to report them, or use the Help->Report a bug menu item in Blender.
- Feature request or feature request like topics.
- These are best posted to the rightclickselect community over at https://rightclickselect.com/
The “no feature requests rule” includes, but is not limited to
- Actual feature requests
- I have an idea I want to share
- I just want to talk about…
- When will we get new feature X…
- I found this neat paper/demo/twitter post online…
Basically, if it’s an idea without a developer attached to it, it won’t be allowed. If you are a developer and looking for feedback before starting your implementation that is totally allowed and highly encouraged.
But why? My idea is really good!
It’s a numbers game, there’s a rather finite number of developers vs a rather substantial number of people with ideas. If we were to take time to respond to every idea no actual development would be done.
The feedback sections of the forum are a place for developers to get feedback on ongoing projects and gather feedback from users and other developers. Any feedback should be directly related to the patch/question at hand, i.e., don’t spam the threads with loosely or unrelated feature requests, you can suggest improvements, but they have to be suggestions related to the thing being worked on. Only developers can start new topics in these areas.