Review Board 1.7 beta 2 released

We're inching closer to the finish line with Review Board 1.7 beta 2!

The big highlight is a brand new style for Review Board. We've kept the same basic style since we first introduced Review Board, and decided it was time for a change. The new style is slicker, more polished, more consistent, fits better on the screen, and yet is still familiar.

There's also some fixes for problems people have encountered with beta 1, and of course all the fixes and enhancements in the latest 1.6 release.

This will not be the last beta. We are introducing two new pieces of architecture soon that will allow for really awesome things in future releases. The first is support for writing custom review UIs for different file types (the beginnings of which will land in beta 3). The second is a new JavaScript architecture that extension developers will be able to take advantage of to better integrate with Review Board and plug into our browser-side UIs.

Those who are interested in writing extensions should discuss their needs on the reviewboard-dev mailing list. We have a limited number of hook points right now, and need your help to prioritize.

Full release notes are available.

RBTools 0.4.2 released

RBTools 0.4.2 is out!

This releaase is full of bug fixes of many kinds, and is worth upgrading to. There are fixes for Git, Subversion, Mercurial, and Clear Case, along with various other compatibility fixes.

We've added improved debug output, so it'll be easier to diagnose problems when they occur.

Full release notes are available.

Review Board 1.6.12 released

Update 25-Sep-2012 2:16AM: There was a small regression with the display of function headers on some comments. No crashes or anything, just displaying content wrong. We've re-released 1.6.12 with this fix.

Review Board 1.6.12 has been released, and is full of long-requested goodies.

We have fixed a number of key issues with parsing diffs. In particular, SVN diffs with property changes no longer totally break, and Git diffs no longer have the useful information like the summary and author stripped away.

We also introduced a new feature by popular request: Incremental expansion for diffs. You can now expand 20 lines at a time or up to the listed function or class, instead of expanding an entire collapsed region at once. You can also re-collapse the expansion. NetApp, Inc. sponsored the development of this feature.

There's also many other fixes and improvements in the release.

See the release notes for the full breakdown.