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Developer Documentation

Here you can find information about Blender's development process, design and architecture, as well as instructions for Building Blender.

This wiki is currently in migration phase from the previous installation. We are working on fixing missing content and on a better way to organize and present the information.

New Developer Introduction
Welcome! Advice on how to get started.

The most important thing.

Code Documentation
Technical documentation about the code.

Building Blender
Instructions for compiling Blender locally.

Module Owners
Blender Components and their maintainers

Style Guide
Coding Guidelines and Committer Etiquette.
Setup your development environment.

Release cycle, BugTracker, Code Reviews and Testing.

Release Notes
What changed on each Blender version.
Google Summer of Code
A program that introduces students to open source software development.

Learn about scripting and Add-ons.

Blender UI internationalization
Details about the online ecosystem that supports Blender development.

Common questions about the development process.