Release Notes

Public

Release 8.0.16.3014

Feb 20 2019
New

Command line client: We have given the "cm update" command a nice new animated progress bar. Spoiler alert: it looks like this:

Note: if the command output is redirected, you will get the original output.

New

Command Line Interface: the 'cm' CLI utility has gained Bash superpowers! Now, the 'cm' command can provide command line autocompletion for Bash (more shells coming soon!).

To install it do the following:

$ cm autocomplete install

After that, your .bashrc file is modified with a script to hook 'cm' autocompletion to the 'cm autocomplete' command, so you need to restart your session for changes to take effect.

For now, 'cm' can only autocomplete command names (makeworkspace, showacl, renamerep and the like), but expect more improvements soon.

Bug

Eclipse: The Diffs view crashed when it was displayed from the Window -> Show view -> Other -> PlasticSCM -> Diffs menu. Now it's displayed with a "No content to compare message". We also detected and fixed a layout issue in the view that now it's fixed.

Internal and public releases

The Plastic SCM development team works in short iterations delivering frequent releases.Our goal is to have at least one new release every week, with new functionalities, bug fixes and performance tweaks.

Every 'weekly' release is not published to our customers, but we like to detail each of them in the release notes so users can easily follow what we achieved on every short iteration.

The releases marked with the word "public" are the ones we do publish on the website. The ones marked as "internal" are the releases we create in-house to keep the project moving week after week.

Version numbering

Starting in Plastic SCM 4.0 the version numbering schema has been modified:

  • major.minor.compatibility.buildnumber

  • Sample: 5.0.44.511 means:
    • 5 -> major release number
    • 0 -> minor release number
    • 44 -> compatibility -> all clients and servers with "44" in the compat number are compatible, even if the build number changes
    • 511 -> internal build number