workflow requiring code review

I'm looking to make code reviews a required step to accept code into our code base. Been playing with Stash & Crucible to see how they could be setup to help me accomplish this, but am struggling to find a good answer.

To start with, I think the basic features I'm looking for (with the!workflow-feature-branch in mind) are:

  1. Require review approval to merge code on the "master/develop" branch. Note: various options for submission here (patches, feature branches to merge, forks), I'd prefer to allow submitters to work/push "feature" branches and control merges into restricted branches.
  2. Require a minimum of X approvals (based on the repo/repo area)
  3. Required approvers come from a pre-defined list of users (based on the repo/repo area)
  4. Self-approval toggle switch (e.g. can one self-approve or not?)
  5. Allow additional reviewers to participate

Stash, via the "pull request" system seems to cover only #2 (and #5?), but not the rest, although it's pretty close on #1 as it has ACLs for branches, but not based on pull request status.

Crucible, surprisingly seems to fall short on all fronts. (uh?!) What am I missing here?

Curious about whether I'm looking at this the wrong way, or whether there are plugins/hooks that'd do the job here.

1 answer

Hi Chris,

How did you go?

1. This isn't currently possible without writing your own plugin. You might be interested in the following:

2. Yep.

3. Again you could do this with a plugin. There are quite a few open feature requests around reviewers, but nothing that matches that exact requirement. You might want to do a quick Google if you're interested. See below also.

4. People with write access should be able to approve without being a reviewer. Is that what you had in mind?

5. Again, people with access should be able to add themselves or others to a pull request.

In general we're planning on enhancing the whole pull request experience in feature releases. I can't be more specific around dates or exact features, but we'll certainly be keeping 1 and 3 in mind.



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