Schema Change

WARNING: Upgrading to 2.2.0 requires the server be first upgraded to 2.1.7, and then to 2.2.0.

WARNING: This release contains schema changes. To upgrade:

  java -jar gerrit.war init -d site_path

WARNING: The "projects" and "ref_rights" tables are no longer stored in the SQL database. The tables have been moved to Git storage, inside of the refs/meta/config branch of each managed Git repository. The init based upgrade tool will automatically export the current table contents and create the Git data.

New Features

Project Administration

  • issue 436 List projects by scanning the managed Git directory

    Instead of generating the list of projects from SQL database, the project list is obtained by recursively scanning the Git directory. Adding new projects is now simply a matter of creating the Git repository under the directory and flushing the "projects" cache to force the server to rescan the directory. Administrators may also continue to use gerrit create-project.

  • Move "projects" table into Git

    The projects table columns are now stored in the project.config file of the refs/meta/config branch of each managed Git repository.

  • Move "ref_rights" table into Git

    The "ref_rights" table is now stored in the "access" sections of the project.config file on the refs/meta/config branch of each managed Git repository. This brings version control auditing to the access data of each project.

  • New project Access screen to edit access controls

    The Access panel of the project administration has been rewritten with a new UI that reflects the new Git based storage format.

Bug Fixes

Project Administration

  • Avoid unnecessary updates to $GIT_DIR/description

    Gerrit always tried to rewrite the gitweb "description" file when the project was modified. This lead to unnecessary changes in the local filesystem, leading to more data to rsync to backups than necessary. Fixed to only update the file if the content changes.