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Review Board 4.0.4: Amazon SES, Bug Fixes, and More

Today's release of Review Board 4.0.4 introduces support for Amazon SES as an e-mail service, improves code highlighting in text areas, cron support for our Docker image, and fixes a handful of bugs.

Amazon SES

Amazon SES is a widely-used e-mail service for users of Amazon Web Services. While Review Board could communicate with it before, it wasn't compatible with SES's method of threading e-mails.

Review Board now adds direct support for SES and its e-mail threading. It will automatically detect SES and enable the correct behavior. If you're using SES today, there's nothing you need to do.

Code Highlighting

We've updated CodeMirror, which we use for text fields, from 5.48.4 to 5.62. This adds improved syntax highlighting for:

  • CSS
  • JSX
  • Markdown
  • Pascal
  • Python format strings
  • SQL
  • Shell scripts
  • TypeScript
  • XML

If you've run into code highlighting problems in the past, give it a try now!

Cron for Docker

Our Docker image now supports using crontabs to run automated tasks, such as search indexing. This is done by pointing the REVIEWBOARD_CRONTAB environment variable at a cron file to load.

See the documentation for usage instructions.

Bug Fixes

That's not all. We've fixed several new bugs and regression from previous releases, including:

  • Packaging fixes for Python 2.7
  • Scrolling through commits in the New Review Request page
  • Downloading diffs for Mercurial
  • Status Updates loading issues for automated code review
  • Subversion diff parsing

And more. See the release notes for the full list of changes.

RBTools 2.0.1: Breezy and Patchy

RBTools 2.0.1 introduces two new features:

  • Support for Breezy, a modern fork of Bazaar
  • Ability to download and write patches to local files using rbt patch --write

We'll be adding support for Breezy to Review Board in an upcoming release.

Along with these improvements, there's a fix for rbt land on Mercurial, and the removal of some harmless but noisy warnings when running on Python 3 with warnings enabled.

See the release notes for the complete list of changes.