Plastic SCM running on SLED / MonoFinally! It took some time, but we are now able to announce a full featured, Linux based, Plastic SCM release. We have been running Plastic server on Linux for months (there are even clients using it already), but the GUI client needed some of the improvements made on the latest Mono release.
Would you like to see it in action? Watch the following video, showing an SLED Plastic GUI client browsing our source code repository (yes, Plastic browsing Plastic). Most of the graphical capabilities are shown, like the 3D version tree.
The diff tool for images also works nice on Mono / Linux, as the next screencast shows.
But don't get confused by its beautiful face. Plastic is not just graphics, it is a full featured SCM system as powerful as Clearcase, Accurev and the like. Features like:
- Real renaming
- Full directory versioning
- Repository level ACLs
- Its own diff and three-way merge tool (also running on Linux)
- Merge tracking
- Branch inheritance
- Full workspace configuration thanks to selectors
- Customizable SQL based repositories (Firebird, SQL Server and Postgres)
make Plastic much, much more than a nice GUI.
If you want to try it we have just uploaded a Open SUSE VMWare image with a Plastic release preview installed. Take into account that it is still a pre-release, there are some limitations (branch creation from the GUI, for instance) due to Mono missing features.