Release early, release often - 3.0.1 is out!We read about how google is going to speed up Chrome releases and somehow we got jealous, so we decided to release a new official Plastic today!. So, a few days after 3.0 we're releasing 3.0.1.
Ok, the truth is that we do create weekly releases, but they normally don't go public, but there are a few things we wanted to make public asap (and of course we didn't have time to put them in 3.0...), so here we go...
Refactored items menu
The context menu on the items view was getting bigger and bigger and we almost didn't notice about it. But a few weeks ago we were doing usability testing with a small group of developers and we so it was simply enough. So we've decided to change a few things there. Please check here the changes. I know it's going to be a small pain for current users, but I can tell you in a few minutes you get used to the new smaller menu.
Reworked context menu for branches
The same as above holds true for branches... Again the menu was getting too big. So we made it smaller, regrouped some options differently and so on.
Multi-prefix support for the OnTime integration
It was requested several times by users, so we took some time during this sprint to implement it: now you're not restricted to "bugs" when linking branches to OnTime artifacts. You know, a small step for us but a big one for some of our users :-P
An old friend that comes back. We reworked a little bit the support for SSL and now it's up and running again. We'll be posting an entry soon to explain how it exactly works and how to get it up and running. Now it is able to make the Plastic server listen in more than one port (ok, this was possible already) and one of them can be SSL.
SQL compact edition support
Yes, we're kind of addicts to implementing support for new database backends, so we just added SQL CE to the group. It is still a little bit obscure to configure (I mean, no doc, so if you want to use it send us an email) but part of the team is using it already down here for their replicated servers on the laptops (while the other part uses sqlite, including myself).
Merge tool re-styling
Probably the coolest change. It was "code-complete" for 3.0 but not yet fully tested, so we decided to wait a little bit more. But now is ready. What's new:
Here's the screenshot for the new hint window:
And the new merge window:
There are always bug fixes, of course! I'd suggest you to check the release notes online, but the most important one is an issue we had in 3.0 when uninstalling on 32 bit Windows machines. It's not a show-stopper but it complained about being unable to remove a 64bits key from the Windows registry. It is solved now. It was an issue with the installer, but a painful one if you're uninstalling 3.0... :(