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  1. Pull Requests

    Provide a mechanism to approve merges into specific branches.
    One option is to use pull requests with an approval mechanism (of one or more required approvals).

    This will allow trace-ability and enforcement of organization rules.
    Linking it to code review will make it even greater.

    (Check out Stash for examples)

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    • Sync, Repos and Workspaces on their own tab

      Hi,

      Since the latest release it's possible to close the tabs in the caption area.

      Great feature but I would like one more enhancement, a non closeable tab (preferably the first tab on the right) that contains non workspace related subtabs like Your Workspaces, Your Repositories Rss Notification and Sync replication (not sure about Shelves).

      This way the workspace related tabs stay cleaner (and smaller).

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      • use the .gitignore file if it is present

        Have plastic simply use the .gitignore file if it is present. Now that we support the online git repos like github bitbucket and VSO.

        If you have .gitignore use that methodology and if you have .ignore use that methodology.

        And maybe give user option to generate a .ignore file from a .gitignore.

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        • Number of active code reviews

          please, add a number behind the code review menu item which shows the user how many active code reviews are assigned to him.

          Maybe it could even flash up a bit when there are new reviews.

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          • Add a context menu to the 'Checking pending changes' window

            There is no context menu available for changed files in the 'Checking pending changes' window. However, there is a similar view in the 'Pending changes' tab of PlasticSCM's main window and a context menu is available there.

            The thing is that the context menu enables you to view changes using a diff tool you prefer (the one set in application preferences). In the window mentioned in the topic there is no such menu at all and you can view changes only using the diff tool embedded inside that window.

            Most of us in our company are used to WinMerge and…

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            • Secure code reviews

              Right now there is no mechanism to prevent users from deleting code reviews (unless I've missed something obvious), which is a problem for what we're trying to do. If nothing else it would be nice to have a "before-rmreview" trigger that we can hook into

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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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                • Sync Views should sync branch meta data changes

                  Sync views only push and pull pending changesets. However, when working with features like code reviews, new meta data is added to the branches without creating new changesets. In this situation, it is impossible for the user to know which branches have new meta data and they are forced to manually pull each branch to get the changes.

                  Besides the user experience issue, this breaks the concept of replication itself in my opinion, since the sync view is not keeping my local repo completely up to date with the remote.

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                  • Better issue tracker API

                    Here are a few ideas for an improved issue tracker API. These suggestions were first posted in the forum 05 December 2011.

                    Create branch from ticket
                    I was surprised that I could not create a branch from a list of tickets. Instead I have to use a branch name convension to link my branch to a ticket. It should be trivial to extend the extension API with a "load tickets" method and present the list of tickets when creating a branch. How to select the tickets to be shown could be a matter of extension configuration. This could be made…

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                    • Have a mechanism to split repositories

                      It would be very helpful if there was a means by which certain directories/paths could be moved from 1 repository to another, complete with history.

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                      • provide an increased level of support for the eclipse ide platform.

                        Basically the visual studio plugin for PlasticSCM is very powerful, however the majorly popular Eclipse IDE open source platform plugin is very very limited. I'd like to see an increased level of support for this platform as I'm sure many others would as well.

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                        • VS plugin: Add in-editor diff markers with associated commands

                          We were using the VisualSVN plugin for Visual Studio before, and we miss the excellent "Quick Diff" feature: https://www.visualsvn.com/visualsvn/features/

                          This feature replaces/enhances the "Track Changes" markers in the Visual Studio code editor with colored lines (in the left margin), to indicate blocks of lines that are changed relative to the latest changeset (different colors for modified, added, deleted). It also adds commands (revert block, navigate prev/next change block).

                          There are some other (open source) plugins that offer similar functionality: "Git Diff Margin", "TfsPendingChangesMargin", "HgVS".

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                          • Use "tab mechanism" from Branch Explorer sidebar in all other sidebars

                            The Branch Explorer "Options" sidebar has its "tabs" in a vertical layout, which works better when there are several tabs. Other sidebars (in the Branches and Changesets views) use horizontal tabs instead. It would make sense to unify these so the same type of sidebar component is used in all these places.

                            Additionally, I think the "View History" view should have a sidebar as well...

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                            • in file history change workspace

                              Add option to right click in file history to change the workspace to the changeset selected.

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                              • goto child changeset

                                In branch explorer there is a 'goto parent changeset' context menu. A similar one for children, possibly listing multiple branches, would be useful. Navigation is quite difficult in this direction.

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                                  • Repository description

                                    Add a description property to a repository and add it as a column to the repository browser to allow for a long description to give detailed information about the contents of the repo. Repo names tend to be short and don't always explain what the repo contains, especially when there are 100's of repo's for different projects.

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                                    • Allow update-merge on "Update Workspace" and "Switch"

                                      Back in old Subversion, the scenario of "Updating to a newer changeset (on the current branch) while there are Pending Changes in the workspace" was handled very smoothly and seldom caused any problems. (Sure, conflicts can arise but they are usually minor since we are on the same branch.)

                                      I'm aware that it's recommended that each developer works on their own child branch. Nevertheless, this situation comes up, for example when two child branches are being concurrently merged back to the parent. Also, the Plastic team has already put some work into supporting this scenario:
                                      http://codicesoftware.blogspot.com/2012/02/working-on-single-branch-update-merge.html
                                      "While our recommended pattern…

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                                      • Add an option to prevent changing branches when you have added (private) files which are marked as pending adds.

                                        This would prevent you from adding a file and forgetting to add it to source control before changing branch. This idea here is that you would set Plastic up to discover private files so you can see which files need adding. Any solution files or built data you would put in separate folders which aren't under source control and thus aren't detected by Plastic. This approach prevents you from forgetting to add files, i.e it'll build for you locally but not for others.

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                                        • Auto complete/suggest filenames and/or class types in checkin comments (PlasticSCM client)

                                          Way back when I still used TortoiseSVN, I really enjoyed the fact that it's commit comment textbox would suggest types and filenames when committing new changes. See the attached image for an example.

                                          The simplest implementation would be for the client to check the pending changes, compile a list of the filepaths and filenames, and then determine if the current typed word would match one of these list entries. If a word partially matches one of the entries, show a dropdown of these entries to let the user choose or dismiss the entries.

                                          Just to elaborate, this is not an…

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