What is it all about?
Review Board is a tool for reviewing source code, documentation and other text-based files. It offers a powerful web-based interface with broad browser support for managing review requests and reviewing code, as well as command line tools to simplify the review request submission process.
* Easily track your team's review requests - Your dashboard gives you an up-to-the-minute overview of all the review requests you care about. See at a glance what's on your plate for today and what you've already covered. Filter down your dashboard by group, sort your review requests, and see what's left to review. You'll never miss a review request again. * Not your typical diff viewer - Your code is syntax-highlighted, for faster reading. We'll show you what function a line is in, what text has changed within a replaced line, and much more. Need more context? Expand the code up to the nearest function or class, nearest code change, or by 20 lines at a time. You won't have to dig through your editor to read the rest of the code. Moving some code around a file? Scrutinizing inserted/deleted lines is a pain. Instead, we'll show you if lines were moved without changing, and where they moved to. * Upload and review all kinds of files - Review Board isn't just about code. Drag-and-drop any file onto a review request, and your team can leave comments on it. Upload screenshots of your feature, or log output showing a unit test run, or a PDF for a feature spec. Anything can be uploaded and reviewed. * Comment on anything - Whether it's lines in a diff, or a part of an image, reviewers can leave comments quickly and easily. The specific area being commented on appears right there in the review. Comments can be added to code by clicking on a single line number, or clicking and dragging across multiple lines. You're not limited to one line, like other tools. Click and drag any area of an image to comment right on that section. Useful for discussing UI changes! * Keep track of everything that needs fixing When people comment on something, they can mark their comment as an open issue. All open issues are shown on the review request, and work as a handy to-do list for the developer. Issues can be closed with just one click. Ah, the satisfaction of crossing items off lists. * All your history, in one place - Large codebases are riddled with mysteries. Why is this line here? What did that line fix? With Review Board, your entire development history is in one place. Each change's review request shows the entire development discussion and each iteration of the change that people have reviewed.