Power Pack 1.2: Team Foundation Server, Flexible Licensing, and 2 Free Users Forever!

Power Pack 1.2 has been released with brand new support for Microsoft Team Foundation Server and an all-new flexible licensing scheme.

As a bonus, we're also now offering 2 free licensed seats of Power Pack to every Review Board server! See below for more information.

Microsoft Team Foundation Server

This release introduces support for reviewing code stored on Microsoft Team Foundation Server repositories. Team Foundation Server, or TFS, provides source code management, project management, automated builds, and more, and is deeply integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio.

With Power Pack, you can now configure all your TFS repositories quickly and easily, without any of the custom scripts, patches, or workarounds that were once needed. It's fully supported by the makers of Review Board.

Using RBTools 0.7.1 or higher, developers can post or update changes against configured TFS repositories with one command, without having to manually generate or convert diffs. Developers can also view commits in the Review Board web UI and post any existing commits for review with one click.

Note that currently, only TFVC repositories are supported. Git repositories stored on TFS will be supported in a future update.

Flexible Licensing

In prior releases of Power Pack, a license had to be purchased for the entire server. In larger companies, this made it difficult to justify Power Pack licenses when needed only by select teams.

We've made our licensing model much more flexible. A license can now be purchased containing a fixed number of seats, and those seats can be assigned in a number of ways:

  • Manually assigned to specific users.
  • Manually assigned to all users in one or more review group.
  • Automatically assigned to users in one or more review groups whenever they join the group.
  • Automatically assigned to all users on a server when they join.

It's easier and more affordable than ever to get started with Power Pack. Download a 30 day trial or purchase a license for your team today!

Two Free Seats Forever!

Starting with Power Pack 1.2.0, all Review Board servers will be eligible to receive two free, fully-licensed seats of Power Pack when downloading a 30 day trial license.

Once the 30 days are up, your license will convert to a full license for up to 2 people. This license will never expire, and supports all future releases of Power Pack.

Simply purchase a license at any time to bring the rest of your team or organization on board.

Review Board 2.0.13 is released

Today's release of Review Board 2.0.13 has a nice mix of bug fixes and features/improvements for Subversion users and administrators.

Let's get to the features first.

  • Subversion users with non-standard repository layouts will now find that they can now browse commits from any top-level directory in their repository in the New Review Request page. Previously, they were kind of stuck if they didn't have the standard trunk/branches scheme.

  • We've enhanced the administration UI to enable filtering/searching repositories (which is particularly useful if you have hundreds of repositories in your install). You can also search for any user and edit their profile information.

  • Also, we have a new authentication backend. If you're maintaining HTTP Digest password files for other services, and want those same accounts to work with Review Board, you're in luck! Simply enable the new HTTP Digest backend, point to your password file, and you're good to go.

If you're running RBTools 0.7.1 or higher, you'll be able to take advantage of enhanced caching support in our API, making everything just a bit faster!

We also have a number of bug fixes throughout the product. This covers crashes, visual issues, diff interaction/selection/parsing bugs, and more.

See the release notes for the full list of changes.

RBTools 0.7.1 is released

Today's release of RBTools 0.7.1 fixes up several issues found in this month's big 0.7 release, and helps to increase performance when posting changes for review. There are also compatibility fixes for Windows, and improvements to the new Windows installer.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Unicode compatibility fixes when running on Windows.
  • CVS/Subversion diffs are once again generated from the current directory and not the root of the checkout.
  • Several fixes for the Windows Installer.
  • Support for invoking RBTools in a Bash shell on Windows.
  • Fewer API requests are needed to post changes for review.
  • The API caching layer now depends on the upcoming Review Board 2.0.13.

For the full list of changes, see the release notes.