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  
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  

* 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  
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  

* 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  
Bugzilla, which
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  
review as
plain text and submit it as a comment to Bugzilla with a link to the  
full "graphical"
review in RB.

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