Hot on the tails of 1.6, we have an important security update and bug fix release. 1.6.1 bumps our required Django version to 1.3.1, which contains a number of important security fixes.
It also fixes the counters bug that many people have noticed in the dashboard, where the number of review requests is listed as 0 or a negative number. This was caused by an incorrect default value set when upgrading. Upgrading to 1.6.1 will fix this default, and reset the counts for all users. You should see correct values the next time you use the dashboard.
Release notes are available.
Those who have upgraded to Review Board 1.6.0 have no doubt noticed some problems with a few of the counters on the side of the Dashboard. Several may be set to 0, or in the negatives. This is an annoying bug, and many have reported it to us.
Don't worry, though, we were prepared for such things! You can reset your counters by typing:
rb-site manage /path/to/site fixreviewcounts
The counters should fix themselves the next time you're signed on. Now, any users who haven't logged in since the upgrade may find themselves hitting this bug again. Just re-run the same command and it'll solve it.
The upcoming 1.6.1 release will fix the bug and will perform a counter reset on your install. This should take care of it for everybody. You can expect that this weekend.
That's a wrap, people. Review Board 1.6 is done, and ready to be installed.
1.6 is a major release, which focuses on better review workflows, faster reviews, access control, generic file attachments, speed improvements, and much, much more. The entire list of features are covered in our release notes.
Before upgrading, we recommend that you back up your database and your site directory, in case anything goes wrong. If you do have problems, you can reach us on our mailing list.
From here on out, we'll be focusing on Review Board 1.6.x releases alongside the upcoming 2.0 release, which will feature support for using third party extensions.
Note: If you're staying with Review Board 1.5.x releases, you will need to be careful how you upgrade to new 1.5.x releases. Instead of the usual:
$easy_install -U ReviewBoardYou will need to do:
$ easy_install -U ReviewBoard==version
Where version would be 1.5.6 or whatever version you're upgrading to. Otherwise, you will end up upgrading to Review Board 1.6.
Again, let us know if you hit any issues. A lot has changed in this release, and we'll probably be shaking out a few bugs with the new features over the next few point releases.