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Review Board 2.0.8 Release Notes

Release date: September 24, 2014

Upgrade Notes

  • This release fixes some compatibility issues involving the newly-released Python-Markdown 2.5.

    Python-Markdown 2.5 does not work with Python 2.6. Users who have recently installed or upgraded Review Board on Python 2.6 may have noticed several error messages involving “importlib,” which are due to that new release.

    Review Board 2.0.8 and higher now install Python-Markdown 2.4.1, which is compatible with Python 2.6.

  • This release doesn’t contain any new database schema changes.

New Features

  • Clicking Discard Review in the Review dialog now prompts for confirmation. (Bug #3300)

    Patch by Justin Maillet.

  • Added some enhanced debugging for incorrect review request issue counts.

    Some people have reported bugs when upgrading to Review Board 2.0.x where the issue counts shown on the dashboard were incorrect. We are working to track those down, and in this release, we’ve made it easier to provide debug information to us.

    A new rb-site manage <path> reset-issue-counts management command has been added, which will reset the counts for individual review requests, or for all review requests in the database.

    If you are encountering a review request with broken issue counts, please run:

    rb-site manage <path> reset-issue-counts -- --recalculate --verbosity=2 <id>

    Where <path> is the path to your Review Board site directory, and <id> is the ID of the review request. This will provide some debug information.

    If the count for that review request is still incorrect, please file a bug report with the output.


  • Review Request List Resource now allows admin users to list all users’ unpublished review requests. (Bug #2766)

    When querying this resource, pass ?show-all-unpublished= to specify that all review requests, published or unpublished, should be shown. This requires the user performing the request to have full admin access.

    Patch by Ryan Done.

Bug Fixes


  • Fixed compatibility with Python 2.6 on systems with newer versions of Python-Markdown.
  • Fixed some JavaScript syntax errors on Internet Explorer.

Diff Viewer

  • Double-clicking a comment flag no longer results in the dialog showing twice and preventing the new comment from saving. (Bug #3437)

    Patch by Daid Kus.

Review Requests

  • The first item in the auto-completion dropdown list will only replace the input text if the input text is a prefix for the item. (Bug #3444)

    Patch by Andrew Hong.

  • The comma key no longer triggers auto-completion. (Bug #3444)

    Now, only Tab and Enter trigger auto-completion of the selected item.

    Patch by Andrew Hong.

  • Pressing Delete no longer hides the auto-completion dropdown.

    Patch by Andrew Hong.

  • Linking to collapsed reviews now expands the review. (Bug #3532)

    Patch by Yanjia Xin.

  • Fixed drag-and-dropping file attachments on Firefox.

New Review Request Page

  • Fixed page breakages when encountering Unicode characters with values over 127 in patch files. (Bug #3579)
  • Bullet-proofed the page to not completely break when encountering unexpected errors.


  • Fixed error reporting when things go wrong with Bitbucket API calls.
  • Fixed username validation when linking an account.
  • Fixed repository name validation when configuring a repository.


  • Fixed sending new user registration e-mails only when the registration succeeded. (Bug #3438)

    Patch by Azad Salahli.

  • The example usage instructions for post-commit hooks now shows the proper URLs on Local Sites.

  • Fixed some cases where newly configured repositories would conflict with each other, due to the hooks_uuid field not having a correct value.

  • Added help text for the rb-site manage command when running rb-site --help.


  • Fixed File Not Found errors from the repository for Unicode paths. (Bug #3425)
  • Fixed KeyError: u'message' errors when attempting to list commits without a commit message. (Bug #3579)


  • Andrew Hong
  • Azad Salahli
  • Christian Hammond
  • David Kus
  • David Trowbridge
  • Justin Maillet
  • Ryan Done
  • Yanjia Xin