We are proud to announce the immediate availability of Review Board 2.5. You’ve helped make Review Board a hugely popular tool, with hundreds of thousands of users worldwide, and we think you’re going to love 2.5!
We really pushed ourselves to improve the tool’s extensibility, to give you even more ways to make Review Board a reliable, hassle-free part of your workflow. We’ve incorporated feedback from our users around things like mobile support, improved collaboration capabilities and usability improvements that make developers’ jobs easier.
Here are some of the highlights:
A cleaner, more polished look and feel
A cleaner Review Board is a friendlier Review Board. We've removed a lot of the noise and cruft, and helped bring your attention to what matters most.
Work on the go with new mobile support
On a train? Out to lunch? No problem! Review Board 2.5 is mobile-friendly, so developers can contribute to reviews while away from their desk.
Review faster with Expandable Diff Fragments
Instantly see more context for a comment. One click expands the diff right in the review.
Stay focused by muting and archiving review requests
For all the Inbox Zero types, you can now archive old review requests and mute any that don’t require your attention.
Auto-version and diff your file attachments
Just upload a new version of an attachment and Review Board will track its version, letting everyone see all the changes made. Images and text-based attachments can even be diffed!
See more at a glance with Live HD Thumbnails
Hover over file attachment thumbnails and watch as more of it scrolls into view, giving you a better picture of what's in the file.
Integrations to Power Your Workflow
Share your credentials securely with API Tokens
Third-party tools/services and custom scripts can now securely log in as a Review Board user. No need to give out passwords, and the access can be tightly restricted. This paves the way for future integrations with things like third-party automated code review services.
Hook into other services with Webhooks
Review Board 2.5 can notify other services, such as collaboration and CI tools, in a format they understand when posting or updating review requests and reviews.
Deeper integration with bug trackers
Connecting your JIRA, Bugzilla, or GitHub bug trackers to Review Board lets you see more detail about the bugs on your review requests.
You can see some of this in action by watching the video below:
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For the entire list of changes, see the release notes.
Tell Your Friends!
We hope you're as excited about 2.5 as we are! Want to help us spread the word over Twitter or Facebook? We've even prepared a little something you can start with:
Looking forward to using @ReviewBoard 2.5’s new UI, mobile support, webhooks, and more! http://bit.ly/1MUZPv2 #devops
You can also find the announcement on Hacker News and Reddit.
Some Thoughts From Our Beta Users
"As both a heavy Review Board user and a contributor, I’m very excited about release 2.5," said Stephen Gallagher of the Fedora Project. "The Beanbag team and entire Review Board upstream open source project exemplify all the ideals of the open source movement: agility, collaboration and community. The interface improvements in 2.5 really make Review Board feel like a tool for today’s developer. And as I’m increasingly away from my desk, mobile support to keep up with reviews on the go is critical."
Griffin Myers, a developer with a leading maker of high performance signal processing applications, added "Review Board is an indispensable part of our development process. It helps increase collaboration within our team, improves code quality, and provides a pathway for new team members to become assimilated with a large existing code base. The Beanbag team has cultivated an active user community and is incredibly responsive to, and receptive of, user feedback. I’m most excited about 2.5’s restyled UI, improved mobile support, and expandable diff fragments. We also love the enhancements to Markdown rendering, e-mail and dashboard management, all of which have their roots in user requests."