Review Board 4.0 RC 2 Release Notes¶
Release date: April 14, 2021
These release notes show changes since RC 1.
To install this release, run the following:
$ sudo pip install \ --trusted-host downloads.reviewboard.org \ -f http://downloads.reviewboard.org/releases/ReviewBoard/4.0/ \ -f http://downloads.reviewboard.org/releases/rbintegrations/2.0/ \ --pre -U ReviewBoard
$ sudo easy_install \ -f http://downloads.reviewboard.org/releases/ReviewBoard/4.0/ \ -f http://downloads.reviewboard.org/releases/rbintegrations/2.0/ \ -U ReviewBoard
If this is a new install on Python 2.7, please use pip, as support for easy_install is going away.
pip is required for Python 3.
We do not recommend upgrading a production server with this version of Review Board. It’s best to install on a test server, with a copy of your production database, in case there are any major problems.
The attacker would need to be someone who already has legitimate access to your server, and can perform reviews or otherwise access your code.
We recommend that everyone (especially those running public servers) upgrades to address this vulnerability, though the seriousness of the issue will vary from company to company.
Thanks to Matt S. for the security report.
Removed the old dumpdb and loaddb management commands.
These weren’t compatible with the version of Django used for Review Board 4.0, and were often misused. We recommend that people use their database’s own SQL dump/load tools to move databases.
We’re working on a tool for obtaining structured dumps of the database and performing database imports, merges, and moving between different types of databases. This will be available as a free feature in Power Pack.
Fixed an invisible Publish Review button at the top of a review request page.
This could be accidentally clicked, creating empty reviews.
The styling for inline code literals (text surrounded by backticks) in Markdown text fields now looks the same whether editing or viewing text.
This has been a long-standing issue since the introduction of Markdown support. We’ve finally made this consistent.
Issues communicating with the search backend will no longer cause pages or the API to crash.