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  1. Advanced LDAP Support

    Plastic currently only supports basic LDAP integration.

    In real-world scenarios, things aren't as clear cut and simple.
    I propose extending LDAP support in the following ways:

    1. Support secure LDAP (LDAPs). Including self-signed certificates on the LDAPs server.
    2. Ability to specify Root DN.
    3. Ability to specify User search Base.
    4. Ability to specify User search filter (ie, something like sAMAccountName={0}).
    5. Ability to Specify Group Search Base.
    6. Ability to Specify Group Search Filter ((& (cn={0}) (objectclass=group) ))
    7. Group Membership definitions (can optimize with memberOf property).
    8. Configurable Local Caching of credentials, TTL etc ....

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    • "Cherry pick" to

      Just like the "advanced merge to", allow the user to cherry pick to any branch.

      This allow the user to avoid switching to the branch he want to cherry pick to, which can be very time consuming (reimporting workspace in a game engine for exemple).

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      • Collapse all/open all tree-views with Alt-click

        The tree view in Pending Changes gives a much better overview/visual structure to the things that were modified. However, per default everything is always collapsed. So for each new change one needs to click-open every single hierarchy level by hand, to reach the assets that were actually changed...

        All other tree views (Items, Branches, ...) are affected similarly, and would greatly benefit from such a hotkey.

        I suggest to use Alt-click, as for example, Unity uses that same method to selectively and recursively collapse/open subtrees. 

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        • Add a branch weight for layouting in branch explorer

          I like to have my branches ordered bottom-up as they are closest to release. So my issue branches are below the trunk which is below release candidates and hotfix branches.

          I do this manually right now. So I have two lines für release/hotfix branches then the trunk and then everything else.
          This is fine as long as there are only 2 branches in the upper two lines. But sometimes there are more (especially when 'older' branches are updated with new data. Then they overlap.

          My suggestion:
          Add a weight property to branches (maybe via conditional rules) and order the branches…

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          • Repositories view: change the Server textbox to a dropdown with recent/profiles

            Please change the "Server:" textbox into a dropdown, containing the most recent servers used, or the server profiles we have setup, or both!

            We should not have to enter the full server URL every time we need to switch servers, it becomes really cumbersome! Also, the effort spent on adding server profiles in Preferences is a bit wasted if it's not usable in all places like this one...

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            • Make all Branch Explorer colors customizable

              In Branch Explorer, the alternating date-background color can be changed via a variable in a .conf file, but none of the other color schemes.

              There is also the Themes feature in Preferences, but those seem to leave the Branch Explorer unaltered (even leaving it light for the dark themes)!

              What we do have is the ability to color branches by attribute (conditional format) and to color changesets by user/replication-source. (But sadly, the color by replication source feature is currently broken.)

              My request is to expose all the border, fill, background, selection and font colors to the user, either via .conf…

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              • Show unchanged lines only for context in the text diff view

                Option for the built-in diff window to show only a few (maybe configurable) unchanged lines around each changed line.

                We have some multi-metabyte files with many thousands of lines and sometimes a few lines change and it is hard to scroll or click move around with such a large file. The buttons "to to next/previous change" are useful, but it is a lot more messy to actually see the diff.

                See the attached file for a comparison with Araxis merge for an example.

                In Araxis, we can see more information on the same screen.

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                • Allow non-checked out files in changelists

                  Only files that are checked out can be moved to a changelist. The Checkout-Edit-Checkin workflow isn't required, so this shouldn't be the case.

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                  • Create a better (modern) looking GUI

                    It would be cool, if you pimp up the PlasticSCM Client, so that it has a modern fresh look.
                    The main reason for that suggestion is: On screen resolutions with a DPI higher than 100%, the font becomes really blurry. (on MS Windows)
                    Microsoft invented better frameworks to solve that issue (WPF, UWP).

                    But please, be aware that it should be a mid-term to long-term goal. I know, you could not easily replace the old GUI with a completely new modern GUI. ;-)

                    The current GUI works good so far, but it looks and feels a bit outdated.

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                    • SCM Extension for Microsoft's Visual Studio Code

                      With v1.11.0 they've just publicly released the SCM API (https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/extensionAPI/api-scm), so it'd be greate to have Plastic integrated in this wonderful editor.

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                      • Line wrap (word/character) in embedded diff view

                        This is a very useful feature for diffs with long lines.

                        Now that we have matching inside a line, this would be a natural follow up. With this, there would no longer be any need for horizontal scrollbars in diff view.

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                        • add a "ignore keyword" option/list for quick diff/merge compiler adaption without a full parser

                          think of a C compiler for an embedded target that has some special keywords that lead to parsing errors

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                          • asana integration

                            use asana api to automate one task per branch workflow

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                            • Add support for running external tools on selected item(s)

                              This is an extension of the Custom "Open with" feature, to be able to run external tools/scripts with the selected branch/changeset(s) etc as input arguments.

                              For inspiration, see the "Tools - External Tools..." implementation in Microsoft Visual Studio. In that dialog, the user can add custom commands to a list that is later displayed in the menu. For each command, you can specify Title, Command Line, Initial Directory and Arguments. For the last two you can use placeholders like $(ProjectDir), $(CurLine) etc. In Plastic we could have placeholders like %wkspace_path, %repo, %selected_changeset etc...

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                              • Shrink height of branches displayed in Branch Explorer view

                                I would like the branch graphics in the Branch Explorer to be shrunk but keep the text the same size.

                                I use the Branch explorer all the time. I need to be able to read the branch labels and date headers, but at the same time be able to see a decent amount of history.

                                Press (-) button until display stops changing. Then press (+) button twice. Graphics size at this level is good, but the text is unreadable. Press the (+) button one more time. Now the text is readable but the graphics are spread apart too far.

                                I…

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                                • Add ignored files without unignore

                                  Hi,

                                  there is this user voice item:
                                  https://plasticscm.uservoice.com/forums/15467-general/suggestions/4230341-add-ignored-files
                                  which is about adding ignored files. We have the exact same situation from time to time.
                                  The way to unignore the files leads to a crowded ignore list with lots of !xyz.dll entries. Although one could remove that entry once the item is versioned this is often forgotten and the ignore list is updated with the unignored item.
                                  Another drawback is that people simply don't understand why they cannot add certain items. Especially when using the explorer context menu for adding items or folder structures there is no action at all. It…

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Reduce tab text to fit within tab shapes

                                    Reduce the length of the text on the tabs such that it always fits within the shape of the tabs.

                                    In the attached Plastic SCM 6.0 screenshot, you can see tabs with names such as:

                                    "Items in workspace Freed..."
                                    "Pending changes in works..."
                                    "Branches from repositorie..."
                                    "Branch Explorer for re..."
                                    "Cloud repositories"

                                    If these had shorter names, which exactly matched the button names, I would be able to mentally identify the tabs quicker:

                                    "Items"
                                    "Pending changes"
                                    "Branches"
                                    "Branch Explorer"
                                    "Cloud Repositories"

                                    The long tooltips with all the details are still useful.

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                                    • Improve performance of LDAP/AD mapping from SID to uid (or even real name)

                                      We are a large corporation with an LDAP (Active Directory) with 10's of 1000's of entries in the LDAP/AD server.
                                      Today, I think one of the biggest performance issues with Plastic SCM is the VERY large number of requests to LDAP to lookup SID to be able to display uid. Finding a way to speed up this operation would, I believe, be a boost to performance in many operations in Plastic SCM (especially the GUI?). Item view, changeset properties, and annotate history would improve just to name a few.
                                      I first thought of this problem when asking myself why the…

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                                      • server root access through authentication token

                                        It happens quite often that one locks himself out of the server. This can happen if an invalid user becomes server owner and/or some deny-settings are set inappropriately. It happened serveral times to me and I've also seen this several times in the forum. The provided solution is to reset ACL settings in the database with all its disadvantages.
                                        Another scenario is changing the authorization mode. We want to switch to Active Directory soon. In this case, all users in the ACL become invalid since they are unknown to the server. In order to maintain access to the server I…

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                                        • "Touch" files to be able to submit them to a single changelist for merging etc.

                                          The Atomic nature of Plastic is really frustrating for Artists and general users who just want to share files.

                                          To work around this restriction can you add an option that will "touch" selected files and then they can be submitted to a single changelist in your branch and then pushed, pulled easily to/from other branches.

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