you might, or might not know that like a year ago I've started working
on solving the problem of a rather complex RB installation procedure
by creating a framework, and then the actual installation
functionality for Linux on top of it.
Why Linux? To this date, RB is easiest to install on Linux, and I know
it really well, but pending changes, there have been plans to
implement Windows, BSD and other platforms.
Unfortunately due to personal problems I didn't really continue
working on it, but I am still very interested in doing it, and if Chip
wants/needs me as a mentor on a project like this, I will gladly
mentor someone who is interested in extending and improving my
installation approach based on JSON specification files, which will
then be used as a basis for extending ReviewBoard to actually emit
JSON with the needed specification instead of holding those files.
Hope this helps at least a bit, and I'm looking forward to hear from you all.
On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 22:50, Sam Batista <sambatis...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Surendran K:
> I think that's a brilliant idea, I've spent the past few days trying
> to get review board to work on either Ubuntu or Windows. The process
> seems quite involved either way, and for someone not used to set up
> Apache servers and modules and configuring all the settings, it is a
> daunting and tiring process.
> I just want code review software that I can use as liberally as
> necessary, where I can install on a work computer for use by 4, 5
> people at most. Having a simple installation for both Windows and
> Linux (Ubuntu is all I care about), would be a much appreciated
> I would be willing to work with you on the Windows front if you need
> assistance, and perhaps we should set up some kind of discussion where
> we can get the help of people that are familiar with creating setups
> for both OSs.
> I would also be willing to provide with some donations for the project
> if you show the willingness and ability to stick with it to the end.
> I'm planning on moving to a new office that doesn't use Code Review
> software, so I'd like to try out your installer in a few months from
> now, beta testing type of thing :)
> If you see that that is a reasonable time frame.
> Thanks for your interest and support.
> On Mar 20, 11:29 pm, Surendran K <surendran...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> My name is Surendran K. and I would like to work on the installer platform
>> framework for reviewboard. I'd like to have your feedback on the idea before
>> I start writing my application.
>> Here is my understanding of the project :-
>> 1. I am to write a framework(which would use pip/distribute as the base)
>> and provide functionality for upgrading dependencies, installing
>> dependencies, upgrading reviewboard and installing reviewboard. I find
>> there are tools which do package management in a more efficient manner
>> setuptools(easy_install), so I'd like to use them instead.
>> 2. Provide a UI for the same. Both the UI and the framework used in 
>> could use the same API. Making a CLI based tool, a Qt based tool(for
>> and KDE) and a GTK+ tool would be easier this way.
>> 3. Provide support for extensions which are used by
>> ReviewBoard.(upgrading and installing).
>> Id love to have more feedback about what you think about this.
>> Have a nice day,
>> Surendran K.
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