This is a pretty ambitious project. I'm curious to hear your take on how it
would be put together. For example, given that there may be many pages
open, what will hold open the XMPP session and how will messages be
We're working on the 1.7 release right now, and part of that is initial
support for extensions. A feature like this is something we'd probably want
as an extension, since it doesn't make sense for every setup out there and
has a few key prerequisites. Building as an extension would also be a great
way to figure out what needs to be done for the extension framework.
(Just to check, is this for Google Summer of Code, or is it separate? I ask
only because it's that time of year and I wasn't sure by the proposal.)
Christian Hammond - chip...@chipx86.com
Review Board - http://www.reviewboard.org
VMware, Inc. - http://www.vmware.com
On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Gautham Nookala <gautham...@gmail.com>wrote:
> We are planning on extending Review Board to include instant messaging
> capabilities, for real-time notifications using an XMPP client for a
> web information systems course (our proposal can be found at the
> Not sure where to start, although we are confident that the said
> feature will be beneficial for the whole community. If you have any
> thoughts or suggestion on how to go about this, it will be great.
> Look forward to hearing from you.
> Review Board is a powerful web based code review tool that offers
> developers an easy way to handle code reviews. It scales well from
> small projects to large companies and offers a variety of tools to
> take much of the stress and time out of the code review process (more
> info: http://code.google.com/p/reviewboard/).
> A member of our team had worked with Review Board in the past, and
> suggested that we look on their project page for ideas. This made
> sense because we had in front of us a solid code base, and also the
> opportunity to contribute to an open source project that could
> potentially be used in the real world.
> After looking through the project enhancements wish list (http://
> code.google.com/p/reviewboard/issues/list), we found the ‘instant
> messaging integration’ to be the most interesting idea.
> By default, email notifications are sent for new review requests,
> updates on reviews, etc. However, by integrating Review Board with an
> instant messaging client like Jabber, we would facilitate real-time
> collaboration. For instance, if two or more contributors are online
> and using the system at the same time then they would not have to
> leave the current screen to see updates and so on. Ideally, we would
> also like to log all the status updates and review requests to an
> invitation-only chat room, for future reference.
> Review Board has the following dependencies:
> Django (from Subversion)
> Python Setuptools
> The technologies we will be using for the ‘instant messaging
> integration’ will include all of the above, in addition to the usual
> moment, we are fairly confident that with the experience we have on
> board, we can most certainly achieve the desired results.
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