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.

2 comments:

  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"?)

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  2. We're working on a bunch of new things. Take a look at the annotate view at our Facebook site: http://www.facebook.com/PlasticSCM

    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... :-)

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