Update to Release Announcement for RabbitVCS v0.13.1

Posted in Miscellaneous on March 27th, 2010 by Jason Heeris – 7 Comments

Sincere apologies to everyone! The package we uploaded still had some mixups in it from some restructuring we did. I’ve replaced the download on the Google Code project site, but beware that many web browsers can be rather aggressive in their caching of large files, so please check the file hash if you have any problems.

I’m working on the debs too :)

Release Announcement for RabbitVCS v0.13.1!

Posted in Release on March 26th, 2010 by Adam Plumb – Be the first to comment

Today we are releasing the first point release in the RabbitVCS v0.13 branch, tagged as v0.13.1  As this is a point release, it contains mostly bug fixes and updated translations.

Changes in RabbitVCS:

  • Fixed the merge tool so it actually works
  • Fixed the Create Patch dialog so it actually works
  • Jason’s awesome new property editor!
  • Removed help item from context menus
  • Show the revision after a commit
  • Mask the password in the Cert Authentication dialog
  • Commits are now done non-recursively, so child files will not be committed if not checked.
  • Many other bugfixes

Changes in RabbitVCS-nautilus:

  • Fixed bug where clock emblem is shown forever

Changes in RabbitVCS-thunar:

  • Menu item icons in thunar (<= 1.01) will now show up

Changes in RabbitVCS-nautilusold:

  • Multiple fixes to get extension working in CentOS and older distros
  • Added the Repository Browser menu item

Changes in RabbitVCS-gedit:

  • Fix exception when context menu is activated
  • Fix bug where dialogs don’t show up


Download RabbitVCS v0.13.1 at:

Note: We are releasing a single tarball archive now, instead of a core tarball and one for each client.  This should allow for simpler packaging and installation.

Note2: Distribution packages and our PPA will be updated within a day or two.

Issue Tracker:

A big thanks and a great job to everyone on the team and everyone who contributed to this release!


Respite for Fedora 64 bit users

Posted in Miscellaneous on March 1st, 2010 by Adam Plumb – 10 Comments

A long standing bug in nautilus-python has caused problems for Fedora 64 bit users (and others) wanting to use RabbitVCS.  When nautilus-python is loaded, it loads the python shared object library that is in /usr/lib.  However, some 64 bit distributions put their python library in /usr/lib64, and nautilus-python isn’t smart enough to deal with this correctly.

This was actually fixed in the recently released nautilus-python 0.6 series, but existing distributions will generally not upgrade to major new releases (0.5 to 0.6), so the fix would only apply to new distribution releases.  Fortunately, there has just been a new nautilus-python release in the 0.5 series (0.5.2) which fixes this bug and a few others, and I believe Fedora will upgrade to it, making it available for all users.

Once the nautilus-python Fedora package is upgraded, we will release a 64 bit RPM for RabbitVCS.