Simplify requests for code review with an all-in-one TUI dashboard providing an overview of open PRs requiring review!

Quick Start

If you want to get up and running with Reviews immediately, run:

export GITHUB_USER="your-github-username"
export GITHUB_TOKEN="your personal GitHub token used for interacting with the API"

pip install --upgrade reviews

reviews config --show

reviews metrics

reviews dashboard --no-reload


Additional Support

If you wish to view the configuration used by reviews at any time, you can use the following command to show all configuration (with secrets hidden or shown):

reviews config --hide

reviews config --show


The following features have been implemented but support is considered experimental and it may be removed in a future release.

If you wish to use Reviews with a Github Enterprise instead of Github (", you can set the GITHUB_URL with your custom hostname. You will also need to ensure your GITHUB_USER and GITHUB_TOKEN exist within your Enterprise Github instance:

export GITHUB_URL=https://{hostname}/api/v3
export GITHUB_USER=user
export GITHUB_TOKEN=token

Getting started with local development

To build and run the CLI on your host, you will need Python 3.9, pip, and virtualenv to build and run review:

$ python3 -m venv env
$ source env/bin/activate
(env)$ pip install -r requirements_dev.txt
(env)$ pip install -r requirements.txt
(env)$ python -m reviews dashboard

If you wish to keep a copy of Reviews on your host system, you can install and run it using:

$ export REVIEWS_REPOSITORY_CONFIGURATION="apoclyps/reviews"
$ python -m venv env
$ source env/bin/activate
$ python -m pip install -e .
$ reviews -h

You can run the Reviews within Docker:

docker-compose build cli && docker-compose run --rm cli python -m reviews dashboard

To build an image and run that image with all of the necessary dependencies using the following commands:

$ docker-compose build cli
$ docker-compose run --rm cli python -m reviews dashboard

For instructions on setting up a development environment outside of Docker, check out the wiki.


Reviews supports both .ini and .env files. Reviews always searches for Options in this order:

  • Environment variables;
  • Repository: ini or .env file;
  • Configuration Path
  • Review Defaults

Ini file

Create a settings.ini next to your configuration module in the form:

Note: Since ConfigParser supports string interpolation, to represent the character % you need to escape it as %%.

Env file

Create a .env text file on your repository's root directory in the form:


Providing a configuration path

If you wish to set the configuration path to use an ini or .env file when running the application, you can use the configuration of a specific file by supplying the path to the configuration like so:

export REVIEWS_PATH_TO_CONFIG=/home/apoclyps/workspace/apoclyps

If at any time, you want to confirm your configuration reflects the file you have provided, you can use reviews config to view what current configuration of Reviews.


A test suite has been included to ensure Reviews functions correctly.

To run the entire test suite with verbose output, run the following:

$ pytest -vvv

Alternatively, to run a single set of tests.

$ pytest -vvv tests/

All tests can be run within docker by using the following command:

$ docker-compose build pytest && docker-compose run --rm pytest


To run individual linting steps:

docker-compose build
docker-compose run --rm black
docker-compose run --rm flake8
docker-compose run --rm isort
docker-compose run --rm mypy
docker-compose run --rm pylint

You can also set up pre-commit to run the linting steps automatically during the commit phase, the pre-commit pipeline can be set up by running the following command on the project root:

pre-commit install