Beta 3 is here, with a more polished Review Board look and feel, a toolbar to help format your Markdown text and attach images, a better experience for the new Review Banner, and numerous fixes and improvements throughout the product.
If you're discovering 6.0 for the first time, look at our announcements for 6.0 beta 1 and 6.0 beta 2 to learn about the new features, like the Review Banner, improved diff navigation, and all the new extension capabilities that can help tailor Review Board for your team.
A more pleasing experience
We’ve refined Review Board’s look, making small adjustments throughout the product to help it feel lighter, with easier-to-read diffs and more apparent controls.
This is the beginnings of a larger effort that we’ll be continuing through Review Board 7 to help modernize the UI and give users more control over how Review Board looks on their system.
Format Markdown and upload images with just a click
We’ve made it easier to work with Markdown text anywhere you see a text field. The new Markdown formatting toolbar helps you format your reviews, comments, and review requests using Markdown.
Toggle between bold, italic,
code literals. Create lists, link to URLs, and then go beyond text by uploading and embedding images.
Guiding you to better reviews
We’ve added useful tips and tricks for helping compose your reviews, right at the top of the Review Dialog.
In addition, the new Review Banner is now available any time you see a review request, regardless of whether it’s in draft form, published, or closed. You can also publish all reviews and review requests with one click.
- Usability improvements for working with text fields
- Performance improvements for publishing drafts
- New APIs and extension capabilities
- Better repository validation for Git and Subversion
- And lots of bug fixes!
See the release notes for the full list of changes and installation/upgrade instructions.
Next release will be RC1, our release candidate. We’d love to get some more testing, and have a handy Docker image you can try to get started. Your feedback will help us make 6.0 a rock-solid release.