Review Board 5.0.5 offers improvements and fixes to Single Sign-On, web-based login for the upcoming RBTools 5, improved support for installing with Python Virtual Environments (required in this year's Linux distributions), and more.
Let's dig in.
Improved Single Sign-On
We've fixed a handful of bugs in the Review Board 5's new Single Sign-On support, improving compatibility with most services.
Now, if a page requires you to log in first, you'll be taken back to that page once successfully logged in. Thanks to everyone who let us know this wasn't working right.
Web-Based Login for RBTools 5
RBTools 5 is in development, and includes the ability to log in using the Review Board website. This means you can finally use your standard Single Sign-On authentication for RBTools.
We're hard at work on RBTools 5, and will be shipping it later this year. If you'd like to beta test this, please reach out to support for pre-release builds.
Python Virtual Environments
Python Virtual Environments provide a way to isolate Python applications and services from the system or other Python applications. They help you avoid various forms of installation problems, and they're required in Ubuntu 23.04, Debian Bookworm, and Fedora 39 (with other Linux distros soon to follow).
Starting in 5.0.5, Review Board can now help you install into a Virtual Environment and will automatically make use of it no matter what web server you're using.
We've updated our installation documentation to help you install and use Review Board in either Virtual Environments or in traditional setups.
Please note: If you're not using a Virtual Environment today, you don't need to switch to one unless you're planning to upgrade to this year's Linux distributions.
- It's now easier to manage review groups and repositories when configuring an integration, such as Slack or Jenkins.
pipsite management commands for running the correct versions for your environment.
- Compatibility fixes for modern Python packaging support.
All the details can be found in the release notes.
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