Gerrit 2.16 (In development)

Release Highlights

  • Inline editing support in PolyGerrit UI.

  • Redesigned UI for PolyGerrit based on material.

Important Notes

Schema Changes

This release contains schema changes. To upgrade:

  java -jar gerrit.war init -d site_path

Reindex for new projects index

Gerrit 2.16 introduces a new secondary index for projects. The initial version of this index must be created by running the offline reindex before starting Gerrit:

  java -jar gerrit.war reindex --index projects -d site_path

Note that it is not necessary to reindex the changes, accounts and groups indexes offline. These will automatically be reindexed by the online reindexer after starting Gerrit.

Support for Velocity templates removed

In version 2.14 support for Soy templates was added. For backwards compatibility, support for Velocity templates (VTL) was kept.

In version 2.16 support for VTL is completely removed. Site administrators must replace any Velocity templates (.vm files in $site/etc/mail/) with the equivalent Soy templates before upgrading to this version.

Push to refs/changes is deprecated

The possibility to push to refs/changes is now disabled by default. It is still possible to enable it in the gerrit config by setting receive.allowPushToRefsChanges to true.

New Features


Dependency Updates

  • Update Brics Automaton to 1.12-1

  • Update commons-lang3 to 3.6

  • Update Dropwizard metrics-core to 3.2.5

  • Update elasticsearch to 2.4.6

  • Update greenmail to 1.5.5

  • Update gson to 2.8.2

  • Update javax.mail to 1.6.0

  • Update protobuf-java to 3.4.0

  • Update soy to 2017-08-08

  • Update tukaani-xz to 1.6

  • Remove dependency on Velocity

Plugin API changes

  • The class was moved to