Who we are

We are the developers of Plastic SCM, a full version control stack (not a Git variant). We work on the strongest branching and merging you can find, and a core that doesn't cringe with huge binaries and repos. We also develop the GUIs, mergetools and everything needed to give you the full version control stack.

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

We also code SemanticMerge, and the gmaster Git client.

Branch explorer tour

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Pablo Santos 2 Comments

It's very likely you've drawn a diagram like this one at least once... (and I'll bet probably you do it very often).

It is just a tipycal branch diagram, showing the relationships between branches, merges and labels (changesets are not normally displayed when you draw the diagram manually :-P). It clearly shows when a merge happened (from a project point of view) or when a label (and hence a baseline) was applied.

The folks at Microsoft's Team System group are dreaming about releasing something similar in the future.

The good news is that Plastic already have it! :-)

The branch explorer released with Plastic 2.0 is all about representing branch evolution... the kind of stuff you'd usually draw on paper... but now rendered at your screen.

So, what I'll be showing is a quick tour through the branch explorer, and how an entire branching and merging cycle can run from it.

Watch the entire tour here!
Pablo Santos
I'm the CTO and Founder at Códice.
I've been leading Plastic SCM since 2005. My passion is helping teams work better through version control.
I had the opportunity to see teams from many different industries at work while I helped them improving their version control practices.
I really enjoy teaching (I've been a University professor for 6+ years) and sharing my experience in talks and articles.
And I love simple code. You can reach me at @psluaces.


  1. Hey guys, are there plans for a Brazilian Portuguese translation of Plastic SCM? I really liked the way it handles branching/merging, but I can't recommend it unless there's a portuguese version available.

  2. Hi João,

    Well, you know we've Spanish and English localizations right now, not yet Brazilian Portuguese I'm afraid.

    Depending on the number of users interested in a Plastic translation, we could order one... email us for details if you're interested.

    And thanks for the comment about branching/merging! :-)