VCS - Review Board integration?

At my workplace we use Perforce as our VCS and we require code reviews. Because we also do a lot of telecommuting, we've started using Review Board () as a way to ship and display the diffs among developers. The Perforce visual client (P4Win, P4V) supports adding external tools so that one may right-click on a changelist and apply the tool to that changelist. What would it take to add the same functionality to the VCS plugin that ships with IDEA? Something along the lines of, "Execute external application with format string arguments." The arguments string could be a mixture of literal characters and variables that get populated from the selected changelist: comment, changelist number, file list, etc.

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Hello Stephen,

It's very easy to write a third-party plugin that would provide such kind
of integration. IDEA's External Tools feature can also be extended to support
this scenario (you can file a JIRA issue requesting that), but most likely
we won't have time to implement this in the 8.0 timeframe.

At my workplace we use Perforce as our VCS and we require code
reviews. Because we also do a lot of telecommuting, we've started
using Review Board () as a way to ship
and display the diffs among developers. The Perforce visual client
(P4Win, P4V) supports adding external tools so that one may
right-click on a changelist and apply the tool to that changelist.
What would it take to add the same functionality to the VCS plugin
that ships with IDEA? Something along the lines of, "Execute +external
application+ with format string arguments." The arguments string
could be a mixture of literal characters and variables that get
populated from the selected changelist: comment, changelist number,
file list, etc.

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Dmitry Jemerov
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