Comment #6 on issue 193 by avatraxiom: Wish: tight integration with bug
I'm one of the primary developers of Bugzilla and I'm considering
something along these lines within Bugzilla as a replacement for our
"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
* Bugzilla has extensive email controls and most developers expect
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
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
revision, if the patch is not against trunk when attached) from a drop-down
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
up Review Board in an iframe, with the attached patch right there. It would
by creating a review request in RB and then displaying it in review mode
* All review requests and reviews would at first probably be performed by a
"Bugzilla" user in RB, unless I could implement some way in RB to re-use
* Once the user's review was complete, they would click "submit" in
would submit the review in RB (not quite sure how to do this, given browser
restrictions, but I'm sure I could figure out some way), then extract the
plain text and submit it as a comment to Bugzilla with a link to the
review in RB.
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