New style for Plastic SCM 3.0

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 2 Comments

The launch date for Plastic SCM 3.0 is getting closer and together with a full pack of new features and improvements (not yet public) we're going to apply some changes to the main GUI design.

David just sent me a few screenshots with several alternatives.

The first one makes a subtle change on the "workspace information area" to include details about the current task (pulled from the issue tracking system you're using, you know: Bugzilla, Mantis, Jira, OnTime, Rally and so on...).

The second one keeps the previous concept but resolves one request we've often heard from users: reduce the space above the 'view area'.

It also highlights the idea of 'tabs'.

I personally prefer the second one but I'd like to see the 'top area' even more reduced so the 'views' can get more screen space.

We develop Plastic SCM, a version control that excels in branching and merging, can deal with huge projects and big binary assets natively, and it comes with GUIs and tools to make everything simpler.

If you want to give it a try, download it from here.

We are also the developers of SemanticMerge, and the gmaster Git client.


  1. Looks good! Yes, less waste of vertical screen space is useful for widescreens!

    Can you give some more details/hints about other improvements? Maybe some kind of roadmap? (to keep customers informed about "what's cooking in the labs"?)

  2. We're working on a bunch of new things. Take a look at the annotate view at our Facebook site:

    New features? Yes: things like integrated code review, a new commit view, huge performance increase, new sqlite backend, selector explorer, Perforce importer, new SVN importer, external data storage and a couple of new things that I can't unveil yet... :-)