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General Workflow

Review Board supports many different workflows, but most people use a pre-commit review model. The general process for using Review Board for pre-commit review is as follows:

  1. Make a change to your local source tree.
  2. Create a review request for your new change.
  3. Publish the review request and wait for your reviewers to see it.
  4. Wait for feedback from the reviewers.
  5. If reviewers have requested changes:
    1. Update the code in your tree and generate a new diff.
    2. Upload the new diff, specify the changes in the Change Description box, and publish.
    3. Jump back to step 4.
  6. If reviewers say “Ship It!”
    1. Submit your change to the repository.
    2. Click Close ‣ Submitted on the review request action bar.

post-commit review and decentralized version control workflows may be different. If you’ve joined a company that uses Review Board, and you’re unsure about your specific process, you’ll want to talk to your employer to find out the specifics.