All Linaro Gerrit services (4 of them) currently run Gerrit 220.127.116.11, the latest of 2.8 branch, which is now 1 year old, and 3 major releases behind the latest, 2.11.
We (Systems) regularly get requests regarding features available in newer Gerrit versions, and regularly face issues, which are not even reportable upstream, as we run a pretty old version.
With all the improvements we did to Gerrit management across different installs lately, we're now ready to raise the question of the version upgrade. Here're basic facts about recent Gerrit versions:
1. Major change in 2.9 is introduction of new change summary screen. It's pretty different by both looks and feel and it's fair to say taht one needs to relearn Gerrit a bit with its introduction. It's still possible to use old screen, until it's removed in further versions.
2. 2.11 does remove support for old change summary screen.
3. 2.10 and 2.11 are actively supported and maintained (e.g. 2.10.6 released Jun 29, 2.11.2 - Jul, 14).
Based on this, we would like to propose upgrade to 2.10, to let people some leeway to learn the new change screen, and be able to switch back to the old screen in the meantime.
As usual, we'd like to select single server for pilot upgrade first, and among 4 we have, Linaro Android Gerrit, https://android-review.linaro.org seems like a good candidate, as it's used just by subset of Linaro teams, and at the same time, used regularly to call it "tested" after the pilot period.
Things you can do/help with in the meantime:
1. Provide feedback on the general idea of the upgrade. 2. Let us know if you'd like a server you regularly use to be upgraded sooner rather than later. We in particular would like to know whether Android Team (and other stakeholders) agree to pilot new version on https://android-review.linaro.org 3. Get feedback from any stakeholders which may be affected, first of all, from Builds&Baselines, who run CI with Gerrit integration. 4. Get acquainted with new change screen "extramurally", by reviewing documentation with extensive screenshots: https://gerrit-documentation.storage.googleapis.com/Documentation/2.9/user-r...