Have you ever asked yourself how we work on our patches and discuss about them?
Do you wonder how we come to the solutions which then are finally submitted to svn?
Do you want to see how we address tasks from our bug tracker
Or you have a patch prepared, either in our bug tracker or under discussion in this forum's development section and want to see our whole review process and maybe discuss it live?
To these questions and similar we now have an answer, we created a new patch review channel:#openttd.dev
We decided to make our usual internal code discussions more public there. It may help to understand how we review and view patches and design decisions in general.
Everyone is free to join. In that channel only patch and core developers will be able to talk, though, so that the focus stays on the actual patches under review. We'll grant voice in that channel upon request to people who contribute or have proven to contribute to the actual code bases.
You'll find the logs of the channels here
, so that you can also read up on what has been said.