Review Board 1.5.1 released

Review Board 1.5.1 has been released. It's a small bug fix release that fixes a few small problems, including lighttpd installation, serialization problems with the API's XML output, breakages with SCons files, and better error reporting for Git repositories with incorrect permissions, to name a few.

It's a pretty small, safe release with no real emergency fixes, but it's worth an upgrade, particularly if you're affected by one of the problems.

Full release notes are available.

Announcing the formation of Beanbag, Inc.

Review Board has been in development for almost four years now, and in that time we've seen a lot of growth in the project, and have brainstormed exciting directions to take it.

To that end, we're proud to announce Beanbag, Inc. We formed Beanbag to maintain Review Board and to better help fund it in the future by developing services and software around it.

We're starting small. Beanbag is owned and operated solely by David Trowbridge and myself (Christian Hammond), and will remain that way for the foreseeable future. Long term, we're hoping we can start doing even more with Review Board to help address developers' needs.

As for Review Board itself, nothing is changing with the goals or the way it's run. Our own personal copyright on the project is transitioning to the new company. Otherwise, the project is staying the same. It will still be open source under the MIT license. We will still do active development on it. It's the same project you (hopefully) love, with the same people running it.

Our first big Beanbag project is our upcoming Review Board hosting service for small businesses, RBCommons. We will be providing shared and private hosting for organizations and businesses for a reasonable monthly fee. We'll take care of installation, upgrades, and maintenance. If you're interested in this, you can sign up on the RBCommons site to be notified, and we'll let you know as soon as we begin alpha testing.