It's something I'd like to add, but I know it won't happen for 2.0.

I do plan to add full file view/download in a 2.x. For now, you can get it
through the API at least.

Christian

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On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:36 AM, Matthew Woehlke
<mwoehlke.fl...@gmail.com>wrote:

> On 2014-01-09 08:24, Sven Sandberg wrote:
>
>> When the coder receives a review, there are two ways to view the review:
>>
>>    1. 'view review'
>>    2. 'view diff'
>>
>> In the first view, you only get to see the lines that the reviewer
>> commented on, which is usually not enough context to understand the
>> problem. So you often need the second view.
>>
>> However, in the second view, you cannot write a reply. If you try to
>> write a reply, it becomes an entirely new draft review with a new review
>> comment instead of a reply.
>>
>> It would be much more efficient if you could write a reply while looking
>> at the full diff (or even the full file, as is possible in the 'diff'
>> view). You can work around this by switching back and forth between the
>> views, but that is distracting.
>>
>
> There is a (very old) bug report┬╣ about this already. That said...
>
>
>  I think a very good way to fix this would be if you could expand hidden
>> rows in the 'review' view, similar to how you can expand hidden rows in the
>> 'diff' view. Would this be possible to add in a future version of
>> ReviewBoard?
>>
>
> ...this also sounds like an interesting idea.
>
> (┬╣ http://code.google.com/p/reviewboard/issues/detail?id=1426)
>
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