Labels: Type-Defect Priority-Medium
New issue 2899 by ultraran...@gmail.com: Documentation does not mention the
requirement to upload a full diff each time
We run ReviewBoard 1.6.3.
When submitting a diff manually (without using the post-review tool), users
don't understand they need to submit complete diffs every time. Instead
they may wrongly submit several partial diffs as they make changes, meaning
reviewers cannot see a complete end-to-end diff, and ReviewBoard does not
work as intended.
This causes confusion and affects the reputation of ReviewBoard itself.
People will stop using it if they can't get it to work correctly.
There is a stop-gap solution that could make things easier for users
immediately: The ReviewBoard documentation must explain how it's necessary
to submit a full diff each time and not a partial diff. This explanation
could go on the "Creating Review Requests" page:
If the correct documentation is in place, local administrators and
advocates of ReviewBoard could direct other users to it, ensuring its
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