Now that 2013 is well underway, I'm going to reflect on the
significant benefits available to SnapshotCM users that were added last year,
as well as reveal some new features we hope to have available this spring.
First, the 2012 highlights:
- January - Add scorch re-initialization of existing
workspace for very fast build setup.
- March - Improve server performance under load. Maintain
throughput when overloaded.
- March - Improve user understanding by adding change
comments to Compare Browser.
- March - Improve ability to import code from SVN.
- June - Automate multi-project product-line operations.
Facilitate project sharing and reuse.
- June - Support drag/drop of files from workspace browser
onto external tools.
- August - Deliver 10x faster check outs through server
- September - Automatically ignore (hide) files the user
doesn't want to check out or see.
- November - Automatically import files the user cares
For Spring of 2013, we have two goals. The first, is to
support staging all file changes in the workspace such that they can be checked
in in one operation. This means that you will be able to stage renames,
imports, deletes, content and other attribute changes in the workspace without
checking anything in. Once all changes are made and validated, you will be able
to commit them to the snapshot in a single operation.
The second goal is for SnapshotCM to recognize externally
renamed, moved and deleted files and automatically stage them appropriately.
Tools like Eclipse can make significant changes to a project's file structure
when refactoring, and our goal is for SnapshotCM to be able to recognize the
refactoring and do the right thing, automatically, without the need for any
But while you are waiting for these changes, be sure to
update to the most recent SnapshotCM release to take advantage of all the
benefits already available to you.
For a complete list of user-visible changes, see the
List, or contact us.
As always, we welcome your feedback and ideas.