Frequently Asked Questions¶
What is Review Board?¶
Review Board is a free, open source, web-based code and document review tool. We built it to help developers and team members collaboratively review code, graphics, documents, and more.
With Review Board, you can build better projects together, with one of the longest-supported review products on the market. It’s an ideal fit for teams, organizations, and companies of any size.
Is Review Board free for commercial use?¶
Yes! Review Board is absolutely free for commercial use, and can be used for any number of users without a license, fee, or activation.
This makes it a very cost-effective solution for your company, with no surprises or rate hikes.
Support contracts are available to help support your server and IT department. This can provide peace of mind, ensuring you’re not alone if a bad upgrade or outage puts a stop to productivity at your company.
We can also help you with performance tuning, migration planning, and custom development under a contract.
What license is Review Board under?¶
Review Board is under the MIT license.
Which version control systems does Review Board support?¶
Review Board supports a variety of common source code management systems:
And more enterprise/market-focused systems through Power Pack.
We’re able to quickly add support for new systems as they come out, making Review Board a future-proof solution for your company, organization, or project.
Can Review Board be integrated with other tools?¶
Yes. Review Board natively provides integrations with many services, including…
Continuous integration services:
Project management services:
Custom integrations for any service you need can be written in Python. See our documentation on writing extensions for Review Board.
Does Review Board support automatic code review?¶
It does, with Review Bot!
Review Bot is an extension to Review Board that adds automated code reviews to your workflow. It integrates with an assortment of third-party code lint, compliance, and security checking tools to help catch problems early.
It’s free, open source, and extensible, making it a great addition to your Review Board server.
Does Review Board work with our authentication service?¶
Review Board works with:
Can we customize Review Board to fit our needs?¶
Absolutely! We have a lot of options within the product to help customize it to your needs, to connect to other services and tools you may use, and to help define your workflows.
Review Board can be further customized by writing extensions. With extensions, you can tailor Review Board in almost any way you can imagine, helping make it a tool truly built for your organization.
Can I contribute to Review Board?¶
Yes, and we’d love that! As an open-source project, Review Board welcomes contributions of all kinds from the community.
You can contribute by:
How can I get started or learn more?¶
To get started, head over to the Get Review Board page and follow the steps to get personalized installation instructions for your system.
You can also read through our documentation on: