Gerrit updated to 2.12.2 / Jenkins updated to 1.652

I’ve updated Gerrit from 2.11.5 to the latest release 2.12.2. These are the user-visible highlights:

  • New Submit Whole Topic setting: All changes belonging to the same topic will be submitted at the same time. Currently disabled because it’s still experimental but I will enable this once it’s considered stable.
  • Support for GPG Keys and signed pushes. You can add your GPG key in Gerrit and git push –signed to use this. This should work right now – but doesn’t for me at least. If you have more success, let me know. :)
  • New search operators, e. g. author:, committer:, commentby: and a few others.
  • Your preferences for editing and diff presentation can now be configured in your user settings.
  • Gerrit’s in-line editor has now support for Emacs and Vim key maps.
  • There are several new API calls available for those using their own Gerrit clients (yes, I’m looking at you, Kylie McClain! ;-) ).

You can find the complete release notes for the Gerrit versions here:

Gerrit 2.11.6
Gerrit 2.11.7
Gerrit 2.12
Gerrit 2.12.1
Gerrit 2.12.2

As for Jenkins, I’ve updated it to 1.652 as well. Nothing spectacular there but some bug fixes in the backend mostly; including two security fixes.

The full changelog can be found here.

P. S.: If you’re from Germany, specifically from Baden-Württemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz or Sachsen-Anhalt: STOP READING THIS AND GO TO CAST YOUR VOTE. I did.

P. P. S.: If you (want to) vote for the AfD or other fascist parties: Please let me know. I like to know my enemies.

 

“Where have you been?!”

As many of you will have noticed, I’ve been “gone” for almost two months. To some of you, I’ve explained my absence but I’d like to present a “compact” version here as well.

As many of you know, I’ve been the head of my department at work last year. Due to problematic circumstances beyond my control, I decided it best for me to formally resign from said position effective December, 31st 2014.

Fast-forward to mid 2015: A new head of department has been installed. Naturally, I’m her deputy. The “problematic circumstances” mentioned above have gone even more “challenging” by now. Both my new team lead and I do all we can for everyone involved.

Mid September 2015 – things get rougher for a lot of reasons. The team lead goes on extended holidays and I’m taking over. There are lots of things to do and way too few hours in a day to work on them – even for a highly skilled and systematically working professional like myself.

I’m working very long each week (I won’t mention how long exactly to avoid all kinds of trouble :) ) and, thus, have to cut down on all other activities and since Exherbo is the most time-consuming one, it’s the first (but not the last) to suffer from that.

By now, I have a few effective methods (and professional help) to avoid a burn-out, etc. and so, now that my team lead is back at work, things should slowly be going back to normal. Which – as you can see – effectively means: I’m back. :-)

 

Jenkins updated to 1.627

Another quick news blurb: I’ve updated Jenkins to 1.627. It has a few bugfixes but nothing really spectacular.

The full changelog can be found here.

 

 

Gerrit updated to 2.11.3 / Jenkins updated to 1.626

I’ve just updated Gerrit to the latest release 2.11.3. These are the user-visible highlights:

  • When you choose a user (e. g. to add a reviewer) inactive accounts are not suggested anymore.
  • If you use side-by-side diffs (why ever would you?!), their performance has been improved
  • If your browser supports the JavaScript clipboard API (e. g. Chromium does) that’s preferred over the old Flash widget.
  • Quite a few bug fixes.

You can find the complete release notes for Gerrit 2.11.3 here.

As for Jenkins, I’ve updated it from 1.623 to 1.626 as well. Nothing spectacular there but some bug fixes in the backend mostly.

The full changelog can be found here.

Jenkins updated to 1.623

Quick news blurb: I’ve updated Jenkins to 1.623. It has quite few bugfixes but nothing really spectacular.

The full changelog can be found here.

 

 

Gerrit updated to 2.11.2 / Jenkins updated to 1.620

This morning, I’ve updated Gerrit to the latest release 2.11.2. These are the user-visible highlights:

  • Automatic suggestions in the search box work again.
  • Several issues that could potentially cause data loss have been fixed.
  • Newer jgit version

You can find the complete release notes for Gerrit 2.11.2 here.

As for Jenkins, I’ve updated it from 1.617 to 1.620 as well. Lots of bugfixes were implemented the most interesting of which concerned the console (log) output that could get truncated.

The full changelog can be found here.

 

Gerrit updated to 2.11.1

I’ve just finished updating Gerrit to the latest release 2.11.1. These are the highlights:

  • You can now link accounts to each other (Settings / Identities / Link Another Identity). This means, if you want to be able to use both Github and Google, just use that button.
    Furthermore, if you accidentally create a new account (you’ll know it happened if you can’t +2 changes for your own repository anymore), you can now just link both yourself.
    If things still somehow go wrong, just let me know and I’ll link your accounts manually.
  • Performance improvements for pushing changes to Gerrit and some other areas
  • Newer jgit version
  • Lots of bugfixes

You can find the complete release notes for Gerrit 2.11 here.

 

 

Gerrit updated to 2.11 – being in-line, changing change screens and the return of the king!

I’ve just finished updating Gerrit to the latest release 2.11. This gives us some amazingly cool new features to play with:

  • The Return of The King or: The Empire strikes back! Authentication using Google’s Oauth2 is supported now. When logging in, you can choose between github (the preferred supplier) or Google.
    (This is going to change once more this year and then hopefully never again. User accounts have been preserved now, though, and will be preserved when I’m done with the authentication changes I’m preparing.)
  • Gerrit is now back where it belongs – in Tomcat. That makes it faster and more reliable.

You can find the complete release notes for Gerrit 2.11 here.

 

Great Article about Exherbo’s MultiArch is online!

Here’s a great article about Exherbo’s MultiArch!

You’ll find it on these sites as well (please up-vote it if you like it!):

– http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=submission&id=4410889

– https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/357rkz/exherbo_the_first_gnulinux_distribution_to_gain/

– https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9508077

Others will hopefully follow. I’ll update this post accordingly.

Gerrit update tomorrow

Just a short heads-up: I’m going to update our Gerrit installation tomorrow so please expect some downtime.