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RBTools 0.7.8 Release Notes

Release date: January 11, 2017


This release introduces some much-needed fixes and improvements to our installers.


  • The Windows installer has been updated to include Python 2.7.13, which includes bug fixes and enhanced support for SSL certificate verification.
  • Updated the code signing certificate used for our builds.


  • Improved Python version compatibility.

    The installer will now install RBTools in such a way where the Python 2.7 version will be used for all modern versions of macOS, and the Python 2.6 version will be used for older (Snow Leopard era) versions.

    Previously, the Python 2.6 version was always the dominant version, leading to compatibility problems when trying to integrate with the RBTools Python API.

  • Fixed the tqdm dependency issue many users encountered with recent versions of the RBTools installer.

New Features

rbt patch

  • rbt patch --print can now be run outside of a source tree.

    This is useful when you want to fetch the patch from a review request, but don’t necessary have or need a checkout of the source tree.

    Patch by Stephen Kiernan.

rbt setup-repo

  • The generated .reviewboardrc file now stores the repository type.

    The REPOSITORY_TYPE setting is now set for new .reviewboardrc files, speeding up RBTools commands by eliminating the need to guess the repository type, and fixing issues when nesting repositories.

    If you already have a .reviewboardrc, you can manually edit it to include this setting.

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed a crash when passing Unicode characters as arguments on the command line.

rbt post

Team Foundation Server

  • Fixed generating and uploading diffs containing Unicode BOM characters.


  • Barret Rennie
  • Christian Hammond
  • David Trowbridge
  • Stephen Kiernan