Developer Central

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The purpose of this page is to give a link to all kinds of resources that contain information valuable to current and future developers of ScummVM.

Getting started

Projects, plans, things to do

TODO lists


Release Management

CVS/SVN statistics

Our commit logs are fed to several freely available statistics tools:

Mailing Lists

Primary channel for important development-related discussion is scummvm-devel mailing list. All developers should subscribe to it.

The full set of public lists are:

  • scummvm-devel -- development-related discussions
  • scummvm-cvs-logs -- commit logs. Basically we're on SVN now, but the list name was not changed
  • scummvm-tracker -- Notifications of all new bugs, patches and feature requests

There is one note about scummvm-cvs-logs. Consider it as a read-only list, i.e. if you have comments/questions on someone's commit, post your follow-up to scummvm-devel.


For all kinds of live discussions we use #scummvm @ IRC channel. All ScummVM developers get an operator status there, so if you have some questions, talk to them. There are several notes about usage of this medium:

  • IRC is not the best place for informing everyone about some important development conclusions. I.e. when you discussed something and came up with a solution, it's best to e-mail results to scummvm-devel. That is, don't expect everyone in the team to know that you uttered something at #scummvm.
  • All developers who want to get operator status should register with NickServ. Assistance with registration is provided here.
  • Most people on FreeNode have so-called anti-spam feature turned on. That is, you will not be able to PM them unless you registered with NickServ

We have several bots living there:

  • LeChuck -- our own bot. It's primary usage is infobotting and logs.
  • lisppaste -- paste bot. It notifies when ScummVM-related pastes are posted here
  • CIA -- commit notification bot. It notifies on all commits. Further information could be found on site
  • cmeme -- IRCbrowse log bot. Records logs and keeps them here

IRC logs are stored at:


Old / obsolete stuff