What version are you running? 1.5.2 Describe the enhancement and the motivation for it. The search feature is much less useful to me than I had hoped it would be, since it does not index the diff files associated with a review, nor the comments people have made on the reviews. In our use case we only ever have 1 diff file (we do post-commit review), so the indexing is only on the order of the number of review requests, not a multiple of the diff-iterations per review request. After spending 1.5 hours manually installing JCC, PyLucene, etc. on Ubuntu to get what I hoped would be an awesome feature, this is a bit frustrating... What operating system are you using? Ubuntu 9.04 Please provide any additional information below. Notably, searching diffs & comments were 2 of the 4 requirements of the original feature request for adding search: http://code.google.com/p/reviewboard/issues/detail?id=216 Where the submitter stated: "Anyway, I think it'd definitely be useful to allow searching at least: - titles - descriptions - diffs - comments " I could not find any bug tracking these 2 missing search targets, so that's why this bug was filed.
Another note on the extent of the usefulness of the existing search feature: We use google apps for our email, and each review request generates an email that contains the items that are currently indexed by the in-built reviewboard search. So I can already do all the searching that reviewboard supports in my email itself. Plus more, since any review responses are in my email as well, so I can see those in the search.
I would love this feature too. The e-mails do not include the diffs (& would be annoying & large if they did) so gmail doesn't have it indexed. Being able to search for diff content in particular would be super-useful (the rest is indexed in e-mail but we should be able to search those in reviewboard too as it's more convenient).