Review Board 2.0.18 is ready to install!

We have a great little bug fix release for you today! Our team has been hard at work squashing a few of the more obnoxious repository/extension-related that have come our way. This includes:

  • Self-signed certificates on Subversion repositories.
  • Compatibility issues when posting CVS/Perforce diffs.
  • SSH-related problems on some Subversion setups.
  • Some confusing errors during diff validation.
  • Unnecessary Markdown escaping of text coming from commit messages or Perforce change descriptions.
  • Packaging problems for static media files in extnsions.

That's just a few of our fixes. You'll want to check out the release notes for everything that went into 2.0.18.

Review Board 2.0.17 is released

2.0.16 may have come out just a few days ago, but it's old news now. We've made some fixes and tweaks to the improvements in that release, fixed up some small packaging issues, and added new extension-related enhancements.

We know a few of you have hit some of the bugs from 2.0.16 in your deployments, so we wanted to get this out to you fast.

The main highlights include:

  • Extensions can now set custom data on reviews through JavaScript hooks, and listen to publishing-related events.
  • Files that were copied but not modified will now appear in the diff viewer.
  • Publishing-related errors in the API will now show up again.
  • Errors with diff generation will show an error page, not a HTTP 500.
  • Users making heavy use of private user profiles and the Depends On field for review requests won't see API errors when modifying drafts.

See the full list of changes for more details.

In case you missed it, check out the announcement for last week's release of Review Board. We cover the new security fixes, performance improvements, bug fixes, and new installation methods available satrting in 2.0.16.

Review Board 2.0.16 is out! Safer, faster, and more stable

The new 2.0.16 release is a nice mix of security fixes, performance, and bug fixes.

First off, this release fixes a security vulnerability recently reported that allows a user to craft a string that can, under the right circumstances, execute a malicious script. If you're running 2.0.x, we highly recommend that you upgrade, particularly if your server is public on the Internet.

Okay, now on to the fun parts.

A faster Review Board

The diff viewer is now fast. Very fast. You'll find some major speed improvements in loading and expanding diffs and viewing diff comment fragments.

Most other pages are a bit faster too. We've fixed and improved client-side caching behavior across the site. The speed improvement should be noticeable.

Lastly, in the performance category, we've identified and fixed a bug that could trigger unnecessary reloads of extension configuration, particularly when using Power Pack.

A more stable Review Board

We've fixed over 25 bugs in this release, spanning search, Unicode conversion, diff navigation, interdiffs, the API, extensions, Bitbucket, Git, Subversion, and more.

There are compatibility fixes for the latest versions of Whoosh and Haystack (both needed for search).

New features!

We've added support for browsing and posting commits on GitLab for review on the New Review Request page.

Using Mercurial? We've added compatibility with Git-formatted Mercurial diffs, which contain more useful information that Review Board can work with.

Extension authors can now choose to block review requests from closing or reopening, and can add new UI to the top of the review dialog.

Better installation through pip and Wheels

Like with RBTools, we're now officially releasing Python Wheel packages for Review Board, supporting the latest versions of pip. To install Review Board, simply type:

$ pip install --allow-all-external ReviewBoard

(In the future, we're hoping to eliminate the need for --allow-all-external.)

Signed releases

As of this release, we're now signing all Djblets and Review Board builds with our official PGP key. We discussed this previously in the RBTools 0.7.3 release announcement, so check that out to learn how to take advantage of this.

Final notes

If you're using search today, make sure to do a full rebuild of your search index. We've made some changes to the index format, which will break search results until reindexed.

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

RBTools 0.7.4 is out

We're back with another RBTools update, this one focusing exclusively on bug fixes.

This release fixes compatibility problems with Python 2.6, a few more Unicode issues, diff generation problems on Team Foundation Server, and more.

To get the latest release, head over to the RBTools Downloads page.

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