This release is one of the smaller releases. The primary new feature is the ability to mark comments as addressed/unaddressed, allowing maintainers to track work items. In addition, two new events have been added to the
patch-comment-created. Recent versions of Python (3.10) and Django (3.2, 4.0) are now supported, while support for older Python (3.6) and Django (2.2, 3.0, 3.1) versions has been removed. More information on all the above is included below.
Patch comments and cover letter comments can be marked ‘addressed’ or ‘unaddressed’ to reflect whether the comment has been addressed by the patch and cover letter submitter or a reviewer. The current state of a comment is shown in the header when showing a comment and users with edit permission can toggle the state using an adjacent button.
Two new event types have been added:
patch-comment-created. As their names would suggest, these track the creation of new cover letter and patch comments respectively.
Django 3.2 is now supported.
Django 4.0 is now supported.
Linkheader included in REST API responses now includes
lastrelations, as described in RFC 5988. As their name would suggest, these can be used to navigate to the beginning and end of the resource.
Python 3.10 is now supported.
Django 3.0 is no longer supported. It is no longer supported upstream and most distributions provide a newer version.
Django 3.1 is no longer supported. It is no longer supported upstream and most distributions provide a newer version.
Python 3.6 is no longer supported. It is no longer supported upstream and most distributions provide a newer version.
Django 2.2 is no longer supported. Is is no longer supported upstream and most distributions provide a newer version.
Database configuration has been added to
patchwork.settings.base. Previously, this had to be specified in the
settings.pyfile manually created by admins. The following environment variables can now be used to configure the settings:
If you are manually defining
settings.pyfile, this should have no impact. However, you may wish to rework your deployment to use environment variables instead.
Database configuration variables
PW_TEST_DB_*are renamed to their corresponding
DATABASE_*names to sync development & production environments setup. Some mistaken references to
DATABASE_PASSare also replaced with
DATABASE_PASSWORDto follow the convention.
Fixed a compatability issue with Django 3.1 that prevented users from resetting their password. (#394)
Comments and whitespace are now correctly stripped from the
Referencesheaders. One side effect of this change is that the parser is now stricter with regards to the format of the
msg-idcomponent of these headers: all identifiers must now be surrounded by angle brackets, e.g.
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. This is mandated in the spec and a review of mailing lists archives suggest it is broadly adhered to. Without these markers, there is no way to delimit
msg-idfrom any surrounding comments and whitespace.
The API version has been updated to v1.3.
A new REST API endpoint is available at
/api/covers/<cover_id>/comments/<comment_id>/. This can be used to retrieve and update (e.g.
addressedstate) details about a specific cover comment.
A new REST API endpoint is available at
/api/patches/<patch_id>/comments/<comment_id>/. This can be used to retrieve and update (e.g.
addressedstate) details about a specific patch comment.
list_archive_urlfield will now be correctly shown for patch comments and cover letter comments. (#391)
There are two main changes in this release: the removal of Python 2.7 support
and the resolution of the longstanding performance issues introduced by the
Submission model. On top of this, there is the usual bump in
requirements, a significant amount of fixes to the documentation for the
REST API, and the squashing of all migrations introduced in versions up to
and including v2.2.0.
Django 3.0 is now supported.
Django 3.1 is now supported.
Django REST Framework 3.12 is now supported.
Python 3.9 is now supported.
Django 1.11, 2.0 and 2.1 are no longer supported. These are no longer supported upstream and most distributions provide a newer version.
djangorestframework 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9 are no longer supported. These were only used with Django 1.11 to 2.1 and are not compatible with any version now supported by Patchwork.
django-filter 1.1.0 is no longer supported. This was only used with Django 1.11 and is not compatible with any version now supported by Patchwork.
Python 2.7 and 3.5 are no longer supported. These are no longer supported upstream and most distributions provide a newer version.
An issue that preventing updating bundles via the REST API without updating the included patches has been resolved. (#357)
The parser module now uses an atomic select-insert when creating new patch, cover letter and comment entries. This prevents the integrity errors from being logged in the DB logs. (#358)
Resolve a bug that would prevent listing patches for a project via the browseable API view when logged in with admin permissions (issue #379)
Previously, it was possible to create a project with a
linknamecontaining invalid URL characters. This would result in broken URLs. We now validate this field and restrict characters to unicode slugs (unicode letters, numbers, underscores and hyphens).
The REST API now supports filtering patches and cover letters by message ID, using the
msgidquery parameter. Don’t include leading or trailing angle brackets.