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|RCE| 4.17.0 |RNS|

Release Date

  • 2019-07-04

New Features

  • New artifacts feature. Ability to store binary artifacts for repository with ACL
  • UI/UX refresh for most of the pages. This includes multiple fixes and improvements.
  • Diffs: store wide-diff mode in user sessions to store user preference for diff display.
  • Mercurial: added support for Mercurial 4.9
  • API: Added search API methods
  • Files: adding/editing allows previews for generated content.
  • Files: allowed multi file upload using UI.
  • Repository Groups: last change is now smartly calculated based on latest change from all it's children repositories.
  • Archives: it's now currently possible to download partial directories from files view.
  • SVN: allowed executing pre-commit code with rcextensions, also added example to validate SVN file size and paths on pre-commit level.


  • Exception store: add filter for display and deletion.
  • Files: loading history doesn't display hidden and obsolete commits anymore.
  • Repositories: bring back missing watch action in summary view.
  • Admin: user groups is now using pure DB filtering to speed up display for large number of groups.
  • Mercurial: enabled full evolve+topic extensions when evolve is enabled.
  • Dependencies: bumped evolve to 8.5.1
  • Dependencies: bumped pyramid to 1.10.4
  • Dependencies: bumped psutil to 5.5.1
  • Dependencies: bumped pygments to 2.4.2
  • Dependencies: bumped pyramid to 1.10.4
  • Dependencies: bumped psycopg2 to 2.8.3
  • Dependencies [security]: updated colander to 1.7.0


  • SSH: replaced pycrypto with cryptography to generate SSH keys as pycrypto isn't considered safe anymore.


  • Config: updated header limits on gunicorn to prevent errors on large Mercurial repositories.
  • User sessions: added option to cleanup redis based sessions in user session interface.
  • Authentication: reduced usage of raw auth calls inside templates to speed up rendering.
  • Sessions: don't touch session for API calls. Before each API call created new session object which wasn't required.


  • Hooks: fixed more unicode problems with new pull-request link generator.
  • Mercurial: fix ssh-server support for mercurial custom options.
  • Pull requests: updated metadata information for failed merges with multiple heads.
  • Pull requests: calculate ancestor in the same way as creation mode. Fixed problem with updates generating wrong diffs in case of merges.
  • Pull requests: fixed a bug in removal of multiple reviewers at once.
  • Summary: fix timeout issues loading summary page without styling.
  • SSH: fix invocation of custom hgrc.
  • SSH: call custom hooks via SSH backend
  • Markup: fix styling for check-lists.
  • Archives: allows downloading refs that have slashes and special refs. e.g f/feat1 branch names.
  • Files: ensure we generate archives with consistent hashing (except for .tar.gz which uses temp files names in header)
  • Files: fixed rendering of readme files under non-ascii paths.

Upgrade notes

  • In this release we introduced new UI across the application. In case of problems with the display on your systems please send us info to support@rhodecode.com.