On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 6:49 AM, Christian Hammond <chip...@chipx86.com> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> We've been accepted again this year in Google's Summer of Code, a yearly
> event where students from around the world participate in open source
> projects, developing work experience and getting paid for it.
> We're also looking for ideas for projects, so if you have an idea for
> something awesome you'd like to see, just reply :)
I work as a System Administrator for a large(ish) software engineering
organisation and we are making use of and relying on ReviewBoard
extensively in our software development process.
Thank you for your efforts so far. Working with the Engineers, I more
often hear about where the tool falls short, rather then about all the
other really good things about ReviewBoard that actually works really
The this end, I did an internal survey and came up with the following
suggestions for feature improvements (see below).
Thanks again for everyones efforts,
* Ship-it lockout or reset
If the ship-it option has been selected, then no other changes/diffs
can be uploaded. Comments can still be made, or if a change to the
code is made, then the ship-it tags are removed.
* Master Ship-it
A reviewer (or group) with master ship-it power is all that is
required to designate that a patch be shipped.
* Automated Ship-it patch submission
If a patch is marked as ship-it, than commit it to the repository.
(All of the required information is available, including commit
* Explicitly separate Reviewers from Shippers
A shipper is someone with shipping powers, a reviewer is someone who
is included in the review for comment.
Add a bug report comment to a bug once a review has been completed.
Block a check in of a patch/changeset until a review has been approved
(for some definition of approved).
* Allow use of Full Name where usernames are displayed
Reviewboard has access to full names, it should make more use of them.
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