Review Board is a free and open source web-based software tool which is used to Review your developers code yet pre-commit and post-commit. It is written in Python and uses either SQLite, MySQL, MariaDB or PostgreSQL to store its data.
It scales well from small projects to large companies and offers a variety of tools to simplify code review.
You can install Review Board on any server running Apache or Lighttpd. Review Board is used by lots of companies like, Novell, Cisco, Yahoo, Linkedin, Amazon, KDE, Cloudera, NetApp, Twitter, VMware, HBase, Apache Software Foundation and much more.
Here, we will install the latest version of Review Board on Ubuntu 16.104 server.
A server running Ubuntu 16.04.
A normal user with sudo privileges setup on your server.
Update the System
Before installing any packages, it is recommended to update your system with the latest stable version. You can do this with the following command:
sudo apt-get update -ysudo apt-get upgrade -y
Once your system is up to date, you can proceed to install Apache web server.
Install Apache Web Server
First, you will need to install Apache web server on your system. You can easily install it by running the following command:
Next, exit from the MySQL console with the following command:
Once you are done, you can proceed to the next step.
Configure Review Board Site
You can easily create a new Review Board Site using the rb-site command:
sudo rb-site install /var/www/reviewboard
During the Review Board installation it will ask you following parameters:
Domain Name: yourdomain.com
Root Path [/]:Press Enter
Database Type: 1 #Enter 1 for MySQL
Database Name [reviewboard]: reviewboard
Database Server [localhost]: #Press enter to use default
Database Username: reviewboard
Database Password: password
Memcache Server [localhost:11211]: #Press enter to use default
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