Review Board

Review Board_ is an open source, web-based code and document review tool built to help companies, open source projects, and other organizations keep their quality high and their bug count low.

We began writing Review Board in 2006 to fill a hole in the code review market. We wanted something open source that could be flexible enough to work with a variety of workflows, and could take the pain out of the code review process.

Today, it's a vital part of the development process at thousands of projects and companies, ranging from small startups of two people to enterprises of thousands.

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What does Review Board do?

Review Board tracks changes to your pending code, graphics, documents, and all discussions around all the decisions made about your product. Our diff viewer does more than just display diffs: It shows you exactly how your code was changed, with syntax highlighting, interdiffs, moved line detection, indentation change indicators, and more.

You can integrate with Review Board using its rich API and extension frameworks, allowing custom features, review UIs, data analysis, and more to be built without ever having to fork Review Board.

There's support for Bazaar, ClearCase, CVS, Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Plastic, and Team Foundation Server, hosted on your own server or on Assembla, Beanstalk, Bitbucket, Codebase, GitHub, GitLab, Gitorious, Kiln, or Unfuddle.

To learn more, visit the Review Board website_.

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Setting up Review Board

First, get Review Board <>_. Our helpful interactive guide will walk you through what you need to download and install Review Board.

We can also host Review Board for you at RBCommons_. Management is simple, and we'll take care of all the administrative work.

If you want to get a feel for Review Board, check out the demo_.

For additional information, see our documentation:

  • Review Board User Manual_
  • Review Board Administration Manual_
  • FAQ_

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Installing Power Pack

Power Pack_ extends Review Board, adding such helpful features as:

  • Report generation_
  • PDF document review_
  • Better multi-server scalability
  • Integration with Microsoft Team Foundation Server_
  • Integration with GitHub Enterprise_
  • LDAP/Active Directory user sync (coming soon)

To get started, download a trial license, or read the Power Pack documentation for more information.

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Installing RBTools

If you're an end-user already using Review Board, you'll want to install RBTools, our command line suite for working with Review Board.

RBTools makes it easy to post changes for review, land reviewed changes, patch your local tree with someone else's changes, check your workload, and much more.

RBTools can be installed <>_ on Windows, Linux, Mac, and other platforms. See the RBTools documentation_ for everything it can do.

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Getting Support

We can help you get going with Review Board, and diagnose any issues that may come up. There are two levels of support: Public community support, and private premium support.

The public community support is available on our main discussion list_. We generally respond to requests within a couple of days. This support works well for general, non-urgent questions that don't need to expose confidential information.

We can also provide more dedicated, private support <>_ for your organization through a support contract. We offer same-day responses (generally within a few hours, if not sooner), confidential communications, installation/upgrade assistance, emergency database repair, phone/chat (by appointment), priority fixes for urgent bugs, and backports of urgent fixes to older releases (when possible).

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Our Happy Users

There are thousands of companies and organizations using Review Board today. We respect the privacy of our users, but some of them have asked to feature them on the Happy Users page_.

If you're using Review Board, and you're a happy user, let us know! <>_.

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Reporting Bugs

Hit a bug? Let us know by filing a bug report <>_.

You can also look through the existing bug reports <>_ to see if anyone else has already filed the bug.


Are you a developer? Do you want to integrate with Review Board, or work on Review Board itself? Great! Let's help you get started.

First off, we have a few handy guides:

  • Web API Guide_
  • Extending Review Board_
  • Contributor Guide_

We accept patches to Review Board, RBTools, and other related projects on <>_. (Please note that we do not accept pull requests.)

Got any questions about anything related to Review Board and development? Head on over to our development discussion list_.

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  • Djblets_ - Our pack of Django utilities for datagrids, API, extensions, and more. Used by Review Board.
  • RBTools_ - The RBTools command line suite.
  • ReviewBot_ - Pluggable, automated code review for Review Board.
  • rb-gateway_ - Manages Git repositories, providing a full API enabling all of Review Board's feaures.

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An extensible and friendly code review tool for projects and companies of all sizes.

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