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  1. Delete files from review

    code collaborator should allow deletion of file from review, if uploaded in error by author.
    Currently, author has to delete review ad recreate new review.

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      53 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • IntelliJ IDEA plugin

      I'd love an IntelliJ IDEA plugin where you could submit a local changelist (group of files within a project) to Code Collaborator.

      663 votes
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        36 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add support for renamed files

        Currently (at least when using SVN) when a file is renamed, the original file shows up as deleted and the new file shows up as new. The problem is that all of the bugs and comments stay with the original file (now deleted)

        320 votes
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          11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Single discussion thread covering multiple lines of code

          Users want to comment on a block of code, not just an individual line of code.

          269 votes
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            18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            There are underlying technical reasons why this is tricky, so our standard answer is to just comment at the top of the block of code you are commenting on and preface with an indicator of the block that you are discussing. For example:

            “This method could be…”
            or
            “This loop would be better if…”

            However, if there is overwhelming desire for this feature, it is something that we would consider adding.

          • Source code navigation

            Reviews are less effective when the execution path can not be readily followed across files (including those not changed), and symbols cannot be located. This is a serious defficiency in my opinion, leading me to jump over to an editor that supports this, and then back to the review.

            200 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Change status from comment to defect or vice versa.

              I made a poor assumption using Smart bear for the review - I entered all my issues as comments. I have a habit of never presuming that my comments are actual problems. I had assumed that if any of my comments were deemed to be defects, the reviewer could change the status from "comment" to "defect" with relative ease. As it looks with the current implementation of Smart bear, all of my comments will need to be re-written as defects. This will take time and effort as Noah is going through it right now. It might be worthwhile to contact…

              196 votes
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                7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • support custom highlight rules

                Please add an ability to specify additional syntax / highlight rules, for languages without builtin support. In my favorite editors, I can create a file that tells it how to highlight a new language. It would be even better if it supports an existing format for the rules (I use SlickEdit and PSPad).

                170 votes
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                  16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a user preference for changelist rollup setting

                  Would be great to be able to set a default of "roll up all changelists"

                  137 votes
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                    13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Reviews should stay in 'Fix Defects' until author is done.

                    Right now a review will get kicked out of the 'Fix Defects' phase (back to 'Inspection') if the author makes any comment on a review. This really seems like a bug in the state flow for a review. Why doesn't it stay in this state until the Author click the 'Defects Fixed; Proceed to Verification' button at the bottom of the review summary? We'd really like authors to be able to comment on defects when they fix them and after they are done forward the review back to the reviewers to re-inspect/verify. Right now my reviewers complain that they "waste"…

                    98 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow Defect Reuse - "Repeat" Defects

                      Sometimes, in a chunk of code, the developer repeats the same mistake in several distinct places. For example, they forget to put a header at the start of a function in several places, or they use inline strings when your coding standards are to use a home brewed string resource. It'd be nice to say 'This defect on this line is another instance of defect XXXXX" instead of repeating what was written already. This would be an "Associated" defect, or "Repeated" defect. Each defect is distinct, but each has the same root cause / bad design / problem / algorithmic…

                      86 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • When user is subscribed to files in a review, highlight those files.

                        This would be particularly useful in larger reviews where each reviewer is only responsible for a small portion of the code under review.

                        86 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow author to specify which files a reviewer needs to review.

                          This would be very useful for larger reviews where there are certain files (a subset) of the review which a particular reviewer must review, but may not care about others.

                          For instance a common change throughout the code base that must be made at once in multiple components. Authors can specify component owner's review their files only. Check boxes or other mechanism would be ideal. This also allows reviewers to "finish" their review without having to review all files and comments.

                          84 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Syntax Colouring for Delphi to the Diff Viewer

                            It would be great if Delphi source code (.pas files) had syntax colouring in the Diff Viewer like other languages do already.

                            If native support isn't possible, some kind of mechanism to create / add syntax colouring ourselves would be just as good.

                            75 votes
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                            • add server-side support for adding TFS changesets

                              Like you have for Perforce and Subversion now, but for TFS.

                              70 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Optional list of extensions to exclude from upload

                                It would save space to not upload files that cannot be viewed and the frequency of archiving can be reduced. The file should be listed in the review to show that it is a part of the changelist. Is it possible to have an additional custom field like the “Binary File Types” field to enter extensions to exclude from the upload?

                                70 votes
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                                  9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Customizable Colors (Syntax, backcolor, etc.)

                                  Add a feature similar to visual studio where the user can chose their own colors for keywords, standard text, background color, etc.

                                  68 votes
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                                  • integrate the eclipse plugin with egit

                                    eGit is the eclipse git plugin. You should integrate with it.

                                    68 votes
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                                    • Add formatting options for comments

                                      Users may want to add comments that have fixed-width fonts (i.e., code) or other formatting options.

                                      Supporting markdown or wiki markup or something would help.

                                      67 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Review as Perforce Job

                                        Others have requested ability to display p4 jobs (most often defect tickets) associated with a changelist. That's great. It would be just as good (if not better) to also create P4 jobs for every review in the system so when we submit changelists we can natively select which review it may be associated with. Without having the user to enter some regex matchable string into the comments.

                                        66 votes
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                                          9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Upload diffs directly via the web client

                                          If I don't want to install the client software, then adding materials to a review is a bit more of a hassle than it should be.

                                          In v4.0 there is an Attach File link in the Materials section header, but it only allows me to upload one file at a time. I realize the primary use case for it is supporting documents, but it also can handle files that I want to diff. Unfortunately, I have to upload the "old" version of the file and then *repeat* the process to upload the "new" version of the file.

                                          It would be…

                                          64 votes
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