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Single Master branch and Code reviews

As a recommendation from our QA team, we are maintaining a single master branch in our project and all the team members are checking in to master branch directly. This way the Continuous Integration is simple since it runs on the master and we have all the UT, sanity tools etc. attached to the CI and everything is in place. But the problem is with code reviews. How does the team members raise for code reviews since the everybody checks in frequently to master, for the reviewer it's a challenge to review only one particular authors/feature code. Any alternatives other than having individual branches?

 

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Do you have Crucible too, or just Fisheye? If you have Crucible and you use individual issue keys for every commit, have the change author create a review by adding multiple changesets (pretty easy if you filter by the issue key in the "add content" dialog).

But as Alexey pointed out, if changes are related to the same file, you will get the changes mixed up in the review. The non-review related changes will be indicated in the UI though.

In Crucible, in case of having only master branch, a adding content to review 'Choose branches', 'Add branch' button is disabled. As a workaround I had to use 'Browse changesets', but it doesn't make sense that it's not possible to review via 'Choose branches' at the same time. How to be able to add master branch?

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If you need to review only single commit then I see no issues here.

But if you need to review several commits mixed with commits from other people, there is no way to divide your changes from other people, especially if you modified the same file. In case you modified different files FishEye allows you to choose commits and review only them

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