This isn't really that doable today, and would come with a lot of problems.
Particularly, files are tied to a revision, and as soon as something in that
directory changes, all old diffs will break.

I'm a little confused about your setup. So you have third party projects (or
are they your own?) you want to contribute code, but your Review Board
server that you're putting the patches on is private and behind your
firewall? It seems that this defeats some of the usefulness of Review Board
to me.

What repository types are these? Generally with SVN and Git, you can access
repositories (in a read-only fashion anyway) over HTTP, which most
firewalls/proxies should allow just fine. If the problem is configuring the
proxy server to use, that is something we should make easier, but I believe
you should be able to do it by setting the HTTP_PROXY and http_proxy
environment variables in your Apache configuration using the SetEnv
directive, like so:

SetEnv http_proxy

Note that I have not tested this, so I can't be 100% sure it will work, but
generally these variables are respected.


Christian Hammond -
Review Board -
VMware, Inc. -

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Prabhu Ramachandran <> wrote:

> Hi,
> First thanks for the excellent software! I have only started using
> reviewboard but am very impressed thus far.  I have one naive question.
> Is it possible to do reviews of patches submitted against a particular
> directory containing the code.  This comes up because I can only host a
> reviewboard server behind a firewall and want to review patches
> submitted to software projects that I have a working copy of but not the
> repository itself.  This peculiarity arises since I am behind an
> authenticated proxy and I cannot setup reviewboard to access the web
> directly. Local repositories are not problems but the remote one is.
> Essentially, is there a way to setup a "repository" as just a directory
> (or a working copy) and review diffs submitted against that?  Is this
> doable?  I am running 1.0alpha4 on an Ubuntu 8.04 i386 machine.
> Thanks!
> cheers,
> --
> Prabhu Ramachandran                 
> >

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