Would you expect the revised extension framework to be backwards compatible
with 1.7 extensions ?
On Thursday, October 17, 2013 1:19:56 PM UTC-7, Christian Hammond wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 12:43 PM, Matthew Woehlke
> > wrote:
>> On 2013-10-17 15:31, Christian Hammond wrote:
>>> [...] our plate's pretty full right now trying to get RB 2.0 ready to
>> Wait... what happened to 1.8? :-)
>> If you're really planning a major version bump (i.e. that wasn't a typo),
>> is there a page somewhere with at least a brief overview of what's changing
>> to warrant the major version bump? (Also, what new features there will be?)
> 1.8 is becoming 2.0.
> Here's a brief summary of what's changed since 1.7:
> better maintenance, feature development, and extensibility. This is a 100%
> rewrite. It'll allow us to do some pretty dang cool things.
> * Given the rewrite, we have fewer cases where the entire page has to
> reload after some event (like publishing a reply to a review). We're going
> to reduce reloads more as we go forward.
> * Extensions have been massively improved as well. Building and packaging
> static media is now trivial (not just easy -- trivial). There are more
> things to hook into.
> comment dialog. More will come in time, as we find good use cases. These
> bundled with the extension and 2 fields filled out in the Extension class
> * Review UIs (which can be provided by extensions) can now show up within
> the diff viewer, allowing for custom review UIs for binary files.
> * Review UIs can also provide diffing UIs.
> * With the two above, we now display uploaded images in the diff viewer,
> and offer a few ways to show the differences between them. You can comment
> on the image diff.
> * The diff viewer has a cleaner look to it, and shows new information,
> such as the complexity of a given change through new complexity graphs
> we've added, which concisely show the relative numbers of replaces,
> inserts, deletes, and percentage of the file changed.
> * The diff viewer loads faster and it's faster to switch revisions or show
> interdiffs, thanks to the new revision selector.
> * Easy post-commit support was added for many types of repositories. You
> can now click New Review Request, select the repository, the branch, and
> click a commit, and that commit will go up for review. No need to use rbt
> post with --revision-range.
> * Comments and a review request's Description and Testing Done fields now
> support Markdown. That means a comment can include an image, or
> syntax-highlighted code samples, or what have you.
> * Things load faster all around now. We've reduced the number of file
> downloads for any given page considerably. We also get some speed benefits
> from upgrading to Django 1.5.
> * The UI is now completely localizable.
> So we felt it was worth a version bump.
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