Can't you use the URLs from RB and your SCM (assuming you have the web
access available?)

-Noah

On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 2:35 PM, Christian Hammond <chip...@chipx86.com> wrote:
> It's very likely that we'll have an API function in 1.5 for downloading a
> full file. No UI, at least for 1.5, but if someone really wanted a script
> that ran the diff through some external tool, it could use the API.
>
> Christian
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> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 2:33 PM, Dana Lacoste <dlaco...@aperio.com> wrote:
>>
>> I think that, perhaps, a better approach to this would be to allow the
>> user to download the full modified file (not the patch) so they can use
>> their own diff tool.
>>
>>
>>
>> For example, before I first started with ReviewBoard, I worked with a
>> small internal tool (Python script) which would take a (Perforce) changelist
>> and copy it to a network share in a /<changelist>/1 folder, copy the “base”
>> Perforce revision to /<changelist>/base, and prepare an XML file which
>> specified the share location and share number (named something other than
>> .xml so Windows users could associate a command with it) and email that file
>> to interested users.
>>
>>
>>
>> The user would then run a Python script which would read the file and run
>> Araxis Merge (or Beyond Compare or WinDiff or…) against the relevant files.
>>
>>
>>
>> I think this kind of structure would be quite easy to mimic with
>> ReviewBoard if we could simply download the full file, and then users could
>> use any tool they desire to view the diffs (and, for the most part, the RB
>> built in diff is 1239781092378912% easier to use for small changes anyways J
>> )
>>
>>
>>
>> Dana Lacoste
>>
>>
>>
>> PS: I know that “download the full file” is a feature on the backlog for
>> some future release J
>>
>>
>>
>> From: reviewboard@googlegroups.com [mailto:reviewbo...@googlegroups.com]
>> On Behalf Of Christian Hammond
>> Sent: Monday, March 22, 2010 12:00 PM
>> To: reviewboard@googlegroups.com
>> Subject: Re: Is there any flexibility to change the "diff" format for a
>> review?
>>
>>
>>
>> Right, we have our own pretty specific diff viewer. It's very much a
>> side-by-side viewer right now and it would take a lot of work to change
>> that. It's not a priority given other work and not likely to happen in the
>> near future. Especially not before 2.0.
>>
>> In theory, after 2.0 someone could write a replacement diff viewer that
>> does a more WinDiff-style view. It'll be a while before 2.0 is out, though.
>>
>> Christian
>>
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