[service-announce] git-review 2.0.0

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Wed Mar 3 01:01:14 UTC 2021

It's my pleasure to announce the release of git-review 2.0.0. These
are the corresponding release notes since the previous release:

New Features

  * A new gitreview.branchauthor option allows configuring the
    change author (owner) name part of the autocreated branch name
    when downloading changes.

  * A new gitreview.notopic configuration setting makes git-review
    always behave as if the --notopic command line option was

Upgrade Notes

  * Not really a deprecation so much as a removal, Gerrit 2.15
    (released in 2017) ceased providing a draft state for changes,
    and many large sites were disabling support for it far earlier
    than that. As of now, git-review has removed the -D and --draft
    options entirely, and so can no longer push draft changes on old
    Gerrit deployments which still allowed them.

  * As of this release, git-review no longer supports running under
    the Python 2.7 interpreter. The major version component has been
    increased accordingly. Users wishing to use git-review with
    Python 2.7 can cap their installations like pip install
    "git-review<2", though pip version 9 and later will use
    python_requires package metadata to avoid installing git-review
    on an unsupported interpreter. Future removal of support for
    Python 3 minor versions will only result in a minor version
    increase for corresponding git-review releases.

Bug Fixes

  * The Change-Id generating commit hook is now installed into any
    detected Git submodules, so that it will take effect when
    creating changes within a submodule and not just in the parent

  * Encoding was corrected for Git credentials, which was previously
    causing HTTP authentication to fail under some Python 3

  * Change download functions now preserve any unapplied local edits
    on the branch when attempting to reset the worktree.

  * The --no-follow-tags option to git push is now used for all
    pushes, so that git-review won’t error when encountering a local
    tag which is absent from Gerrit.

  * For safety, attempts to push a commit with unstaged or
    uncommitted changes in the worktree will be caught and an error
    reported, rather than leaving it up to git rebase to spot them.
    This addresses a situation where users enabling rebase.autostash
    would otherwise experience data loss when the test rebase is
    subsequently reset.

As always, the latest version of git-review is available from PyPI:


Find the updated documentation at its new home:


And source code can be obtained through the OpenDev Collaboratory:


Please don't hesitate to follow up through the
service-discuss at lists.opendev.org mailing list or in the #opendev
channel on the Freenode IRC network if you have any questions.
Jeremy Stanley
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