[FFmpeg-devel] Code review tools

Philip Langdale philipl at overt.org
Tue Jun 16 17:21:22 CEST 2015

Hi all,

I've been thinking about whether we'd benefit from using a code review
tool like reviewboard (www.reviewboard.org). I use reviewboard at work
and it offers a lot of features that make email based reviews seem very
crude by comparison.

For me, the stand out features are a very good diff viewer, handling of
inline comments and interdiffs between different versions of a change.
It also has explicit support for renames and can track chunks that are
moving around within a file.

There are obviously other tools out there, particularly gerrit, but
I've always felt reviewboard had the best review features (in contrast,
gerrit has very strong workflow capabilities - it will automatically
test and commit changes submited and reviewd through it - but it's
pretty bare in terms of the actual code review).

If there's enough interested, I'd be happy to get an instance of
reviewboard running on ffmpeg.org for us.



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