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Introduction to ReviewBoard

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. Review Board is written in the Python programming language and makes use of the Django web framework.


Install auxiliary packages if needed and all its dependencies:

$ sudo apt-get install python-setuptools
$ sudo apt-get install python-svn
$ sudo apt-get install python-subversion
$ sudo apt-get install apache2
$ sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-python
$ sudo apt-get install git

Clone the ReviewBoard package and install it:

$ git clone git://
$ cd reviewboard
$ sudo python develop

Also install post-review tool:

$ sudo easy_install -U RBTools

Set up the required site for the ReviewBoard (for Apache/SQLite backend, otherwise - see Creating Sites reference):

$ sudo rb-site i…