RBTools 4.1 is ready for Review Board 6, and comes with a host of new features improvements for working with Windows and your source code repositories. Including new integrations for Perforce setups.
Ready for Review Board 6
Review Board 6 is coming soon. We've updated RBTools 4.1 to ensure your upgrade to Review Board 6 is as smooth as possible, without dropping support for any prior versions of Review Board.
We recommend that all users upgrade to RBTools 4.1 before you deploy Review Board 6 for the best experience.
RBTools 4.1 simplifies SSL management by including up-to-date root SSL certificates, making it effortless to work with newer SSL certificates even on older Python installations.
When SSL issues do occur, you're not left in the dark. A complete description of the problem, along with steps to rectify it, will be displayed. This includes guidance on how to register self-signed certificates with Python, and how to update root certificates. This way, you're empowered to address SSL issues swiftly and effectively.
Enhanced Perforce Integration
RBTools 4.1 provides a new Perforce trigger script to better automate your review process.
With this trigger script, Perforce administrators can ensure that a review request has been reviewed and approved before acceptance. The default is set to a "Ship It!" status with no open issues, and extensions can customize this.
The script will also update the changeset with the URL to the review request and then close the review request upon submission. See the trigger script for instructions, and our guide on using RBTools with Perforce to learn how to use Perforce with Review Board.
A Better Experience on Windows
The Windows installer now bundles GNU Diff, eliminating the need for a separate installation and providing a more streamlined experience. We've also updated to the latest Python 3.10.11 release.
- Improved diff generation for ClearCase and VersionVault.
- Fixes for stamping Perforce changes with a review request URL.
- Fixes for API caching issues.
See the release notes for the full list of changes, including changes affecting script authors.