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  1. improvements searching for changesets in branch explorer

    If you search for a changeset and it is not found, nothing happens. There could be several reasons:
    1) the changeset does not exist
    2) it is hidden due to 'display only relevant changesets'
    3) it is a recent addition and you need to refresh the view first

    It would be helpful if a dialog was shown with the reason, with perhaps an option to do either 2) or 3) and then find it.

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      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Tabs groups / Project managment

      It would be really handy to be abble to manage groups of tabs like in some "projects groups".
      It would allow on left navigation panel to create/select "groups" and it would display a set of tabs (like last openned in this group).

      We are managing tens of projects and have often several repo for each. At this time we're only abble to see first character of each tab name and have to scroll most of the time.

      At least several rows of tabs would be a first step of improvement :)

      Jean-Luc REY

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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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        • 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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          • Make Webhooks

            I would like for you to add webhooks into plastic scm cloud.

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            • Real undo of merges

              I've read your posting about undoing merges:
              http://blog.plasticscm.com/2014/07/how-to-undo-merge.html

              The problem of the solution provided there is that the removal of the integration does not remove the merge link. Furthermore the subtractive merge is not tracked. That is, the changes introduced into the branch "Release_500" (CS 180) is like if a developer has manually removed the bugfix.
              Suppose the finalization of issue32 has not made it into Release_500. Instead, it has been integrated directly into /main after the release. At the moment you integrate Feature_500 into /main you remove the fix again, maybe without noticing.
              What we need is the ability…

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              • Add "Switch workspace to this branch" to context menu for changeset

                Switching to a changeset is something you rarely do, compared to switching to a branch which is a very common operation. It would therefore be very convenient to have the latter command available even when a changeset is selected (in the Branch Explorer).

                When switching to a changeset, the workspace is pinned to that changeset and can not be updated. This was confusing for us when we had just migrated to Plastic, and we still have users doing the mistake of switching to a changeset instead of a branch. I think having both variants of the Switch command available when…

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                • add replication source

                  in the branch explorer, have the ability to specify a replication source, instead of having to pull a branch from a source before it showing up in the list.
                  This way it would be easy to add all the local developer repos as replication sources to a new team members BrEx in a distributed scenario, without having to pull something from every local developer repo.

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                  • Switch/Update should include metadata for cloaked items

                    As it is, "cm ls" and the Items view will not show cloaked items after an initial update/switch in a new workspace, since metadata for the cloaked items has not been fetched.

                    If you perform a "cm update --cloaked" and then delete the cloaked items, they will still show up in "cm ls" and in the Items view (as "Cloaked / Not on disk"), since the metadata has then been fetched into the workspace.

                    Besides consistency and always having a simple way to see that there are cloaked items, this actually makes a practical difference when having multiple cloaked items…

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                    • Add Image List to the workspace tab control

                      Add Image List to the workspace tab control using the images from the actions to indicate the function.

                      On Branch Explorer tabs then show just the repo information text vs "Branch Explorer for repository..."

                      Given Xlinks in a project I may have 3 or 4 Branch Explorers open at a time and the tabs all say "Branch Exporer f..."

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                      • Automatic comments based on semantic changes

                        I would love the ability to select a new button "auto comment" from Checkin Comments drop-down on the Checkin UI that would use the the semantic code engine to generate comment lines like the following:

                        -added update methods to InquiryRepository
                        -added Username parameter to SetReferralDelivered() in ReferralService
                        -deleted class MyFakeClass
                        -created new enumeration MyFakeEnum

                        this would be the basis of every checkin comment and then the developer could add to it with specifics or just modify the text to be more explicit or supply reasoning or whatever.

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                        • Keyboard shortcuts in the diff viewer don't always work

                          The issue refers to the diff viewer window. The CTRL + + and CTRL + - keyboard shortcuts are handled globally within the window, no matter where keyboard focus is. On the other hand, the CTRL + M and CTRL + N (and their counterparts with Shift pressed) work only when keyboard focus is in the diff pane on the bottom.

                          The problem is that when you want to go through a code review, you have to click the diff pane whenever you switch to another file. Please check it by yourself: open the diff viewer, press CTRL + +…

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                          • MergeTo operation shall support --mergetype and -c/-commentsfile

                            It looks that currently MergeTo operation is ignoring --mergetype parameter. If only automatic merge of changes from both source and destination is possible Plastic is doing it.

                            It would be good to have a chance to explicitly show that changes only on one side are allowed and exit with failure if there are some also at the other.

                            Additionaly for now it is not possible to give comment which will be used for check-in operation after successful mergeTo.

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                              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              On the release 7.0.16.2077, we added the new server-side merge that extends the existing merge-to functionality.

                              Using the server-side merge, the file conflicts can be resolved and the merge resolution options (—mergetype, —keepsource & —keepdestination) are supported.

                              The server-side merge is still on preview so you need to enable it adding the following setting on the client.conf. Check how to do it on the release notes: https://www.plasticscm.com/download/releasenotes/7.0.16.2077

                              Remarks, the server and client version must be equal or newer than 7.0.16.2077 to use the server-side merge.

                              We comment option will be documented soon, we already plan a task to do it in the next few weeks. Sorry for the delay.

                              Best regards

                              Borja

                            • show changeset comments when comparing files

                              The diff tool lists the changesets being compared at the top. The tooltip for this text is the same as the text itself, it would be more useful if the tooltip included the comment.

                              This would be particularly useful when working with xlinks and the changeset numbers here and in history don't correspond to those in branch explorer (different repos).

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                              • Branch explorer: make "cross-branch changeset links" clickable like merge arrows

                                On merge arrows, we can click and get a tooltip of info (changeset and branch of source and destination, respectively). We can also right-click and choose commands "Go to source/destination changeset".

                                I suggest making the "cross-branch changeset links" (branch base/parent & child relation lines) clickable in the same manner.

                                You could display the following tooltip info:

                                * base/parent changeset number,
                                * base/parent branch name,
                                * child branch name

                                Also, you could provide the following right-click commands:

                                * Go to branch base / Go to parent changeset,
                                * Go to child branch

                                The first command would be much more intuitive than…

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                                • option to select diff tool on the command line

                                  If you use a console based diff tool such as vimdiff it can cause the GUI problems. It would be nice to be able to set different difftool preferences for the GUI and 'cm diff', possibly with a command line option:

                                  cm diff --tool=vimdiff

                                  It might be necessary to give tools names or id's in the GUI preferences to reference from the command line so you can easily configure the arguments.

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                                  • Show Deleted files in Items option

                                    An option to show deleted files in the Items list/treeview

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                                    • interactive annotate view

                                      Interactive annotate view which allows to user to select two revisions to annotate between. This is similar to perforce timelapse view. A similar request is marked as completed although the implemented functionality is quite different and does not allow the user to easily annotate between two revisions.

                                      https://www.perforce.com/support/tutorial-video-library/video/using-time-lapse-view

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                                      • Smarter loading of changesets in "Explore changesets on this branch"

                                        When selecting "View - Explore changesets on this branch", sometimes the message "This branch has a large number of changesets ... Continue?" pops up AFTER a lengthy calculation and if "Yes" is pressed, the "Branch Changes" window is then displayed instantly! ;)

                                        Taking a hint from TortoiseSVN, you could load only the latest 100/1000 changesets or so, and then have buttons to "load 100 more" and/or "load all"...

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                                        • Amend commits

                                          As git user, more than once i find the need to fix something added to a comit, using the --amend parameter. It would be great to have this feature on plasticscm, because otherwise i end with

                                          D - E - F
                                          \
                                          A - B - C - Fixes C

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