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* [b4] version 0.6.1 is available
@ 2020-12-07 21:42 Konstantin Ryabitsev
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From: Konstantin Ryabitsev @ 2020-12-07 21:42 UTC (permalink / raw)
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Hi, all:

This is a new major release of b4. Version 0.6.0 contained a crasher for 
when dkimpy was not installed and therefore we're going straight to 

The following highlights the most important changes as compared to 
version 0.5:

- Extended trailer format recognition for follow-up trailers, e.g.:
  Reviewed-by: Dev Eloper <>
  [for some_foo_function in bar.c]

- Add support for local maildirs, allowing to grab threads straight from
  a local maildir or mailbox, e.g.:
  b4 am -m ~/Mail <some-msgid>
  (don't try this on huge mailboxes, though, as there is no support for
  intelligent header search -- b4 will iterate ALL messages looking for
  the thread you need).

- Preserve trailer order by default instead of sorting them. If you
  like your trailers sorted, define the order in the config file; see
  b4(5) for configuration file details.

- Perform DKIM verification on all patches and messages containing
  follow-up trailers. To turn off, set b4.attestation-check-dkim=no in
  gitconfig. To work, DKIM attestation required dkimpy and dnspython
  libraries; if not found, DKIM checks will not be performed.

- Reimplement developer patch attestation using in-header hashes instead
  of detached certification documents. For more info on the proposal,
  To set up PGP attestation for your patches, see README.rst. It's free!

- A handful of fixes and improvements, many already backported to 0.5.y.

If you installed from pip, you can upgrade using:

  pip install --user --upgrade b4

This will pull in dkimpy and dnspython dependencies.

Special thanks to everyone who contributed to this version, not just 
from shortlog below, but also for bug reports and functionality 

$ git shortlog -s v0.5.0..
    80  Konstantin Ryabitsev
     3  Kyle Meyer
     1  Marc Zyngier
     4  Philippe Blain
     2  Tudor Ambarus

Best regards,

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