RhodeCode Enterprise 3.8.0 Release Notes#

Release Date#

  • 2016-02-10


  • Mercurial: Added an option to avoid a loop when the password is wrong during VCS operations. This prevents accounts in external systems being locked due to too many login attempts from Mercurial. See the Mercurial Authentication Tuning section for more details.

  • Auth: Speed improvements in the permission calculation of API calls.


  • Added a new method, update_pull_request, which allows users to update a pull request using the API.


  • Support for Internet Explorer 9 ends with this release.

Pull Requests#

  • Added functionality that now automatically fills the title and description fields based on the forks or branches involved, and the commit messages.

  • Added a new URL endpoint which redirects to the pull request page for a given pull request ID. This is intended to support automation of specific work flows. The URL is /pull_requests/<pull_request_id>.

  • Removed the Close Pull Request button. This functionality is still available in the status drop-down menu below the comment box.

  • Improved the merge logic so that merges on the same branch are possible even if the reference type is not a branch, e.g. bookmark, tag, or a raw commit ID.

  • Escaped the description field to prevent potential XSS attacks.



  • Diff: Fixed display issues around side-by-side diffs.

  • Diff: The side-by-side diff has been enhanced. Small arrows now allow you to jump to the next or previous change, and an editor mode is available as a helper for complex diffs.


  • Files: Allow users to add empty files through the web interface.

  • Files: Do not prompt users without write permissions to add files to an empty repository.

  • Files: Prevent submitting multiple times when editing a file.

  • Files: Render files with the extension .txt as plain text.

  • Files: Use the correct file name extension for markdown files.


  • Journal: Fixed display issues in the admin journal.

  • Journal: Improved the display of query examples for the search feature.


  • License: The amount of active users is now shown on the license page and provides the ability to disable users in bulk mode.


  • Repository group: The buttons to add a repository or a repository group are now displayed only if the user has those permissions for the current repository group.

  • Repository: A more informative message is now displayed in case a Mercurial repository depends on the largefiles extension, but this extension is not enabled.

  • Repository: Fixed the loading of the commit summary to avoid an additional page reload.


  • Style: The text alignment around the settings area was improved.

  • Style: IE10 no longer shows a wrong background color in the select widgets.

  • Style: Small corrections in the navigation around the My Account menu.

  • Style: Consistent display of user names in tabular lists of repositories and repository groups.

  • Style: Adjust the help text around the gravatar in the profile page.

  • Style: Added consistent use of the term Commit instead of a mix of Changeset and Revision.

  • Style: Restrict the value for custom branding to 40 characters.

  • Style: Consistent rendering of markdown content.

  • Subversion: Display the clone URL as read only and show a detailed help message for Subversion repositories if the HTTP proxy for write access is not enabled.


  • Logging: Added logging details about the added and removed users when a user group is updated.

  • Logging: Removed excessive error logging when detecting the server address.

  • Logging: Improvements to avoid an early import of Pyro4, this is important for advanced setups using asynchronous workers.

VCS Server#

  • VCS Server: Keep the remote traceback in case of a remote exception. This results in more precise information in the log files and helps to track down problems easier.

  • VCS Server: Only write a PID file if requested via the command line.

  • VCS Server: Explicitly close file descriptors for Git based operations to avoid a potential leak of file descriptors.



  • Admin: Fixed a bug that disallowed admins from deleting users which had entries in the IP whitelist.


  • Compare: Return a 404 Not Found when comparing a missing commit. This makes it consistent with the unified diff.

  • Compare: Various fixes around the selection of the source and target commit.


  • General: Allow admins to inject the initial API key in setup_rhodecode. This simplifies the bootstrapping of automated setups.

  • General: Added the pool_recycle option to the example .ini file.

  • General: Updated CodeMirror to 5.4.0.

  • General: Speed improvements in multiple places which allow users to select a repository or a repository group.

  • Repository: Increase the maximum size for repository names and the clone URL to prevent problems in deeply nested structures.

  • General: Avoid invalid email addresses causing issues when rendering avatar images when external authentication modules are used.


  • Repository: Enable the Mercurial largefiles extension during the run of Remap & Rescan. This detects largefiles repositories and adds them to the system.

  • Repository: Robust forking of Mercurial repositories which depend on the largefiles extension in cases where this extension is not globally enabled.

  • Repository: Made the query of very large commit sets more robust on MySQL. This affects cases when more than 500 commits are involved.


  • Settings: Save the correct value when disabling largefiles for a repository.

  • Settings: Add misdirection to external links in the issue tracker settings.

  • Settings: Avoid a jumping lock button in the case of a validation error being displayed.

  • Settings: Speed up the repository settings by delaying the query for the fork selection element.