It would be awesome if there were closer integration with bug trackers. I imagine this would behave something like how Trac updates bug tickets when a checkin references a ticket number. Review Board could post a update to the bug with a link to the review request. Trac, Bugzilla, and Google Code are all good targets for this enhancement.
- Type-Defect + Type-Enhancement
I have some tentative ideas for such a feature (well, a larger feature, but this would be part of it), but there's a lot of things to consider. Someday, I hope.
+ Milestone-Extensions + ExtensionIdea
I'm one of the primary developers of Bugzilla and I'm considering implementing something along these lines within Bugzilla as a replacement for our somewhat aging "PatchReader" review system. There are two ways to look at this: 1) The bug-tracker is the primary source of tracking patches. 2) Review Board is the primary source of tracking patches. I'm coming at it from a viewpoint of #1, because: * Bugzilla already has zillions of users and accounts in tens of thousands of installations. * Bugzilla has extensive email controls and most developers expect notifications about bugs and their fixes to come exclusively from Bugzilla. * Responses to reviews should probably be in bug comments, because they have a lot to do with fixing the bug. (This is debatable and different though, depending on the team using the systems.) Thus, review comments should be bug comments. The *minimal* system that I imagine would work something like this: * A user can attach a patch in Bugzilla, and specify a repository (and optionally a revision, if the patch is not against trunk when attached) from a drop-down that is limited per-product. Possibly this information could come from review-board, but I'd need some way to limit the list of repositories per-product (without having to set up a separate RB instance for each product in Bugzilla). * Add a "Code Review" button on Bugzilla's Attachment Details page. This would bring up Review Board in an iframe, with the attached patch right there. It would do this by creating a review request in RB and then displaying it in review mode immediately. * All review requests and reviews would at first probably be performed by a single "Bugzilla" user in RB, unless I could implement some way in RB to re-use Bugzilla accounts. * Once the user's review was complete, they would click "submit" in Bugzilla, which would submit the review in RB (not quite sure how to do this, given browser XSS restrictions, but I'm sure I could figure out some way), then extract the review as plain text and submit it as a comment to Bugzilla with a link to the full "graphical" review in RB.
Any update on this? I'd be perfectly happy with just being able to register a python function that gets called as a hook on all new review posts, and receives (at a minimum) the branch name, description, summary, and review URL - fine leaving it to me to handle the rest...
If you'd like to do it yourself, you can do that with an extension that listens to the "review_request_published" signal and reads the fields from the model.
Is there a way to have a review request be posted into trac?
Can we have reviewboard add a link to the review request in the JIRA issues specified in the bugs section of the review request if the link does not already exist in the JIRA.
Like the others above, I would be very interested in Review Board having the ability to update a JIRA issue with a link back to the review.
We want this too. It can be done through a custom extension, but to do it really well, built-in, requires a lot of work on our representation of bug trackers within Review Board. We're aiming to start on this once Review Board 4.0 launches.