Category Archives: Site Updates

The New RBCommons is Live!

We’ve been hard at work these past few months on a major update to RBCommons. This update brings all the many improvements found in the latest version of Review Board.   A more refined look RBCommons has a new improved look. We’ve modernized the look, polishing things here and there, bringing a much fresher feel […]

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Introducing new special user permissions

As a team grows, it often becomes the case that more developers need to assume more specialized roles in the code review process. Not just that of developer and reviewer, but also that of a manager of sorts, helping to keep the review process going and to keep the process tidy. We’re introducing a few […]

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A new batch of feature and performance improvements

Tonight, we’ve released a huge set of bug fixes and feature improvements for RBCommons that should improve your code review experience. Faster performance We’ve fine-tuned many parts of RBCommons to give you a faster experience. Editing Markdown text should now feel as fast as editing plain text. The lag that would sometimes appear has been fixed. […]

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Auto-closing review requests when pushing changes

We’ve launched a new feature today for simplifying your code review workflow. If you’re using GitHub, Bitbucket, or Google Code, RBCommons can now automatically close your review requests when you push your commits to your repository, making use of the service’s “post-commit” hooks. You’ll no longer need to click Close -> Submitted, saving time and keeping your dashboard clean.   […]

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RBCommons and this week’s security news

This has been an interesting week on the Internet, security-wise. A vulnerability in the Bash shell (named “Shellshock”) was announced that allows remote execution of code on unpatched servers with certain configurations. Separately, an undisclosed vulnerability in Xen forced AWS and Rackspace to announce mandatory reboots of many of their customers’ servers. (See Amazon’s announcement and Rackspace’s announcement for more details.) We’d […]

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Announcing unlimited repositories, PDF document review, and 30-day trials!

We’re very happy to announce some exciting improvements to the plans offered on RBCommons.   Unlimited repositories! We’ve removed the restrictions on the number of repositories your team can set up. You can now add as many repositories s you need without hitting a limit, and at no additional cost. Add all your Git repositories, your forks, open […]

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Welcome to RBCommons 2.0!

It’s here! We’re so excited to announce the all-new RBCommons 2.0. This is a major update that improves the service in so many ways that we won’t be able to fit it into one post. It’s faster, more reliable, easier to use, and full of polish. Let’s go over a few of the new features.   […]

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RBCommons 2.0 is coming this weekend!

Updated Saturday, 1:50AM PST: We had some issues with one of the new servers, and had to roll some things back temporarily. This is extending our maintenance window. Hopefully nobody will be too badly affected, but we’ll be down until approximately 5AM PST.   We’re making a huge update to RBCommons this weekend. The site […]

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This weekend’s upcoming server maintenance

This weekend, we’re beginning a series of upgrades to our infrastructure that should resolve some stability issues we’ve periodically hit with our database server on AWS. It should also help to improve performance across the site. This work will start Sunday, August 17th at 6AM UTC (that’s Saturday at 11PM PST for those in California). […]

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RBCommons 2.0 Beta!

A few months back, we finished up the release of Review Board 2.0, a major release offering features such as Markdown text editing, an improved diff viewer, easy posting of existing commits for review, open issue integration in the dashboard, and more. We’ve been working to update RBCommons for the Review Board 2.0 codebase, and […]

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