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RBTools 0.7.1 Release Notes

Release date: February 4, 2015

New Features

rbt setup-repo

  • Newly-generated .reviewboardrc files now automatically include support for rbt land.

Performance Improvements

  • Reduced the number of API calls needed for most requests.

    When posting changes, or performing other operations against a Review Board server, we ended up making a couple more API calls than needed. The number has now been reduced, speeding things up.

  • Reduced the amount of data transferred by half when running against the upcoming Review Board 2.5 betas.

    Review Board 2.5 will be introducing support for limiting the data returned in an API call. RBTools 0.7.1 takes advantage of this support to substantially reduce the amount of data that needs to be processed on the server, transferred, and then parsed.

Bug Fixes

General

  • Server URLs leaving off the http:// or https:// are now assumed to be http://. (Bug #3718)

    Previously, leaving this off would result in confusing errors when attempting to connect to the server. It’s now fine to just specify the host name and port.

    Patch by Xuanyi Lin.

  • Fixed numerous Unicode issues on Windows. (Bug #3729)

Windows Installer

  • Fixed specifying a custom installation directory.

    The user was able to choose a custom directory, but this directory was being ignored.

  • Fixed invoking RBTools from Bash shells.

    Bash shells won’t execute batch files, so we now ship a compatible script for executing RBTools commands in Bash.

API Caching

  • The API caching layer no longer holds on to the cache database’s file descriptors indefinitely.

    The file descriptors are now closed when the API client is no longer in use, rather than when the program exits.

  • API caching is now disabled for Review Board 2.0.12 and lower.

    Some bad caching information was being returned from a couple API resources in Review Board, which would lead to stale data. Caching now depends on the upcoming Review Board 2.0.13 release.

CVS

  • Diffs are once again relative to the current working directory.

    RBTools 0.7 altered how diffs were generated, making them relative to the checkout root instead of the working directory. This ended up breaking things pretty badly for too many people. We’ve reverted that change. This affects rbt patch, rbt diff, and rbt post.

Git

  • Fixed generating diffs with git-svn or git-p4 when modified lines started with -- and a space. (Bug #3495)

    In the diff, these lines would appear as ---, which was being parsed as the start of a diff header.

  • Fixed parsing file paths in diffs that contain complex Unicode characters. (Bug #3630)

    Git escaped these complex Unicode characters in a way that we couldn’t handle before. We now have logic to unescape them.

Subversion

  • Diffs are once again relative to the current working directory.

    RBTools 0.7 altered how diffs were generated, making them relative to the checkout root instead of the working directory. This ended up breaking things pretty badly for too many people. We’ve reverted that change. This affects rbt patch, rbt diff, and rbt post.

  • Fixed the logic for diffing empty files for review, which led to an error.

    Patch by Griffin Myers.

Contributors

  • Barret Rennie
  • Christian Hammond
  • David Trowbridge
  • Griffin Myers
  • Xuanyi Lin