Questions for docs, part 3

David Lawrence dkl at
Mon Sep 15 15:56:55 UTC 2014

On 09/15/2014 11:41 AM, Frédéric Buclin wrote:
>>   - BMO doesn't seem to use it any more.
>>   - We already have Splinter.
>>   - We are moving in the direction of Review Board integration.
> What do they require as dependencies or configuration?

Splinter does not have any dependencies on its own (YUI2?) as it is pure
javascript but it is an extension and is not part of the upstream Bugzilla
code and likely will never be.

Reviewboard is the direction *Mozilla* is moving for code review and there
is work to integrate it would BMO specifically using extensions and the
webservice API. So another solution that will likely not be part of the
upstream as it is a fully third party code review tool.

>>   Can we tear out the docs (and the code)?
> No reason for now. It currently has no replacement implemented upstream.

I agree as we. Upstream Bugzilla itself needs to have some sort of native
patch viewer built in and PatchReader is the best thing for now. People are
still able to install whatever add-ons they want be it Splinter, Reviewboard
or something else.


David Lawrence
dkl at

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