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SemanticMerge 1.0.53 is out with embedded diff

Friday, January 24, 2014 Pablo Santos 1 Comments

We’re happy to announce the new version of SemanticMerge: 1.0.53 is now out! It includes a good number of improvements that users have been asking for, so we hope you really like this new version!

As usual the binaries are ready in semanticmerge.com

Embedded diff and rearranged controls

We have finally added the embedded diff so now you don’t have to launch an external tool to diff the methods if you don’t want to (it is still doable by clicking SHIFT + the diff button). This way diffing becomes way much faster. It was one of the top requests in UserVoice too.

I have highlighted some of the differences in the screenshot below.

We’re applying both requests from users and also the recommendations from a usability study we’ve just completed with the help of another company. We still have to apply some additional usability improvements.

We’ve also replaced most of the notifications made with dialogs by a new notification area:

And the VisualMerge also benefits from the embedded diff as you can see below:

Now you can also click on the ‘change icons’ in the graphic (the “c” and “m” for instance) and it will show the difference between the corresponding members in the embedded diff. Really useful!


We just solved one of the top requests in our UserVoice: add keyboard shortcuts.

Press “ALT” and the available shortcuts will show up:

Redesigned diff tool

The SemanticDiff has also been redesigned and now it is more similar to SemanticMerge:

Other improvements and UserVoice tasks closed

Now working on the next release! Enjoy!
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.

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