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RBTools 1.0.2 Release Notes

Release date: April 25, 2019

Packaging

  • The backports.shutil package is no longer needed or installed on Python 3.x.

    Patch by Stephen Gallagher.

New Features

  • Added helpful instructions when configuring RBTools to use the wrong Review Board server URL.

    When encountering a bad URL, RBTools will try to determine the mistake and offer advice for fixing it. For instance, if it appears to be an RBCommons URL, it will notify if the URL is constructed correctly or if the team could not be found.

    Ultimately, this avoids confusion and frustration we’ve seen when first getting going with RBTools.

  • Reworked Two-Factor Authentication support for RBCommons.

    This release will be needed going forward in order to support two-factor authentication with RBCommons accounts.

  • Added a --no-renames flag for removing rename information from Git diffs.

    This is used to override the default behavior in which we have Git look for file changes that could be renames. It’s useful when Git is finding changes that should be seen as entirely new files and turning them into renamed files.

    Patch by Brian LeBlanc.

Bug Fixes

General

  • Fixed several general Python 3.x compatibility issues.

    This includes fixes for executing external processes and retrieving output, executing aliases, custom RBTools commands, iterating through resources in the API, and errors in some help output.

Aliases

  • Fixed parsing of shell-based aliases.

    When using aliases that make use of shell-based commands (ones starting with !), RBTools no longer strips any quotes in the command or evaluates escape sequences, instead allowing the shell to handle this.

    Patch by Barret Rennie.

API

  • Fixed Python 3.x compatibility issues with iterating through pages of resources.
  • Improved error output when encountering missing resources.

Git

  • Fixed working with Git clones that don’t have an origin remote.

    RBTools will now try to determine an appropriate remote. If --tracking-branch was provided, that remote will be used, otherwise the remote configured for the current branch will be used. If a suitable remote could not be found, the first configured remote (or origin if not found) will be used, and a warning will be shown.

Perforce

  • Fixed including information on binary files in diffs. (Bug #3659)

rbt diff

  • Fixed Unicode compatibility issues on Python 3.x. (Bug #4754)

rbt patch

  • Fixed applying patches from users with private profiles.

    If a user has marked their profile private, their full name and e-mail address wouldn’t be available, causing rbt patch to crash.

  • Fixed rbt patch --print on Python 3.x. (Bug #4736)

    Patch by Basil Crow.

rbt post

  • Fixed compatibility with Python 3.5. (Bug #4762)

    Patch by David Cain.

Contributors

  • Barret Rennie
  • Basil Crow
  • Brian LeBlanc
  • Christian Hammond
  • David Cain
  • David Trowbridge
  • Stephen Gallagher