The Gerrit roadmap is a best-effort collection of features/improvements that the ESC is aware of. The intention is to give the wider community - contributors as well as administrators and users - a sense of what they can expect to see in upcoming releases.

This is a living document, so things can change anytime. There is no ordering between features/improvements.

If you’re a contributor and you intend to work on something which is not mentioned here, please create a change and select the ESC members as reviewers. Don’t use this channel to submit ideas or wishes you want someone else of the community to work on!

If someone would like to be involved when a specific topic is tackled, please reach out to the ESC.

Gerrit 3.3

Target: Q4 2020

  • Pluggable authentication backend
  • Performance improvements
    • Replace H2 persistence with other more performant backends
    • Improve Gerrit performance with mono-repos (tens of GBytes of size)
  • Better UX
    • Attention Set (revising assignee and “bolding”)
    • Increased overview in Change Log
    • Porting unresolved comments to the latest patchset
    • Showing comment context (file content or diff) along with comment widget in ChangeLog and Comment Threads tab
    • Comment and Patchset Navigation
    • SubmitRules v2
  • Infrastructure
    • TypeScript
    • Content-Security-Policy
    • Rework diff caches
    • Clean up project cache to allow to persist it
    • Persist project cache
    • Switch language level to Java 11
  • New plugin: Allow group deletion
  • Replication plugin
    • Support for external replication queue
    • Message-broker based replication queue
  • High-availability plugin
    • Support for global ref-db
    • Mention HA and setup for multiple primary hosts in Gerrit documentation
  • Quota plugin
    • Simplify the plugin.

Distant future

  • Role-based access control
  • Evaluate other web frameworks as potential replacements for Polymer
  • Rework event infrastructure
  • Pushing of server events into the frontend
  • Protobuf for REST API entities