I use the diff upload form when I want to make a more complex diff. I
added the current simple support for git just so something was
available but it needs a lot more flexibility to really follow the
distributed spirit.

I think it might be better to take whatever git diff will take, so I
can specify something like HEAD^ or HEAD~3..HEAD~1, etc. This would be
just one argument. The 'new' and 'origin' arguments would work as


On Jul 8, 8:37 am, Petter Måhlén <pettermah...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Despite not being a Python programmer, I found out through looking at
> the code that there does seem to be a requirement that you compare
> against the master branch. I've been able to change that, so we should
> be able to proceed. The solution we preferred involves two arguments
> that we called 'new' and 'origin', which allows you to specify two Git
> commit-ishes to create a review request for. It would be interesting
> to hear if that seems like a sensible solution to those of you who
> have used this tool for a while?
> On Jul 8, 11:57 am, Petter Måhlén <pettermah...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm trying to figure out how to set up Review Board for usage within
> > our organisation. We're using Git for SCM, so the Git support in RB is
> > one of the things that made me want to take a closer look. However,
> > I'm having some problems in understanding how to get going. It seems
> > from the documentation as if the solution would be to use the post-
> > review tool to get review requests into RB. The documentation
> > indicates that a command like
> > post-review --parent=somebranch
> > should generate a diff between 'master' and that branch. However, for
> > various reasons, we're not using branches named 'master'. This means
> > that the command fails with a message like:
> > Failed to execute command: ['git', 'diff', '--no-color', 'master']
> > fatal: ambiguous argument 'master': unknown revision or path not in
> > the working tree.
> > Is there some other way of using post-review to indicate the two
> > revisions I want to diff and post a review for?
> > Thanks,
> > Petter
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