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Assembla Repositories

Review Board supports posting and reviewing code on Assembla repositories.

The following types of Assembla repositories are supported:

  • Perforce
  • Subversion

Git is not supported due to limitations in the Assembla API.

To simplify posting changes to Review Board, we recommend using RBTools. This ensures that the diffs are in the correct format, and makes managing review requests much easier. If you’re using Perforce, this is a requirement.

Adding the Repository

To configure an Assembla repository, first proceed to add the repository and select Assembla from the Hosting type field.

Step 2: Provide Repository Information

Next, you’ll need to fill out the following fields:

Repository type:
The type of repository you’re adding. This can be either “Perforce” or “Subversion”.
Project ID:

An identifier for your repository. This will depend on the type of repository.

If you selected Subversion, then you’ll need to provide your Subversion space name. This is the name of the repository on Assembla, as shown in the UI or in the URL. It would be the space_name in https://www.assembla.com/spaces/space_name.

If you selected Perforce, then you’ll need to provide your Depot Host. Click P4 -> Instructions on your Assembla space and choose the value in Depot Host.

Step 3: Choose a Bug Tracker

If you’re using the issue tracking feature on this repository, you can simply check the Use hosting service’s bug tracker checkbox. All bug IDs will link to the appropriate issues for your repository.

If you’re using a separate bug tracker, or a separate space on Assembla, you can leave the checkbox unchecked and choose a bug tracker from the list.

Learn more about bug tracker configuration.

Step 4: Manage Access Control

You can now choose who should have access to this repository (both posting against it and viewing review requests posted against it). This is separate from Assembla’s own access controls.

Learn more about access control.

Step 5: Save the Repository

At this point, you should be able to save the repository. If saving succeeds, you’re done! You can start posting changes for review.