Amazon Game Studios has now made the Lumberyard source code available on GitHub.
Get Lumberyard using GitHub
Up until now, the only way to get Lumberyard was to install Lumberyard using the standard installer. This would place all of Lumberyard, including the source, on your machine, in a new but separate directory.
Now you can get the Lumberyard source code directly from the GitHub repository and easily use GitHub to manage your code. Integrating a new version of Lumberyard is now a relatively simple operation. And since each new release of Lumberyard is a separate branch, you can integrate against any version. Plus, you can even create your own GitHub account to use GitHub for source control on your own project and use that as your remote repository, giving you an easy way to collaborate with your team.
Submit changes and fixes to Lumberyard
In the past, Lumberyard devs were only able to submit up to 50 lines of Lumberyard code through the forums, which limited fixes to simple changes.Now, with GitHub, there’s a simple way to submit changes and fixes of any size to the Lumberyard team. With pull requests, you can submit as much code as you want, across as many files as you want, knowing your changes will be managed in a concise and correct manner.
It is worth noting that the code submitted in pull requests can’t be immediately merged into the live release branch; instead, accepted changes will show up in future releases of Lumberyard. The team will be in touch to confirm if your pull requests have been accepted or to clarify the intent of the code. And anyone who submits successful pull requests will be given credit in the release notes!