We've just wrapped up what should be the final release candidate for Review Board 3.0. This release polishes up some of the new features and visuals, improves performance throughout the product, enhances the API's capabilities, and fixes a handful of bugs and regressions.
Let's dig in.
Smarter Collapsing of Review and Change Boxes
One of the major goals of Review Board 3.0 is to help you better follow along with any changes and discussions on review requests. To help with that, we've improved when boxes on the review request page start out collapsed.
If there's a new review or update to a review request, a new reply, an issue that needs to be resolved, or pending status updates, the box will be expanded, but if not, it will be collapsed. This really helps to see what's most important when working with large review requests.
Better API Support for JSON in extra_data
Most resources in the REST API provide a special field
extra_data, which stores arbitrary JSON data that clients can write to and read from. Until now, clients could only store simple keys and values, and couldn't easily work with structured JSON content.
Better High-DPI Support
Screens are getting better all the time. MacBook Pro "Retina" displays arrived in 2012, and even higher-DPI screens have become more common since. Review Board has shipped artwork for "2x" DPI displays for years, but now we support "3x" and higher, with improved loading and no more transitions from low-resolution to high-resolution graphics. No matter what your display, Review Board will be nice and crisp.
And Loads More
This release is filled with polish and fixes for performance and stability. See the release notes for the complete list of changes, along with installation instructions.
We plan to ship the final 3.0 release this month, based on your feedback from this release. We expect that this will be the final release candidate, and that not much will change for the final 3.0 release, so now's the time to test and send us your feedback.