Platform updates: ticket tracking enhancements, version comparision

Today’s push provides enhancements to ticket tracking, and the ability to compare selected revisions of a file, on the Allura platform, among other things.

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First, we have a frequently-requested enhancement regarding assigning tickets to users. Rather than having to remember and type usernames, you can select from a list of project developers.

Or, if you prefer, you can type the username, which will do look-ahead searching of the available users that you could assign the ticket to.

This functionality is available for the ticket owner field, as well as any other field of type ‘User’ that’s attached to your tracker.

The full history of that issue may be seen in ticket #4299.

Next, we want to highlight a new feature in the code browser. You can now select specific revisions of a file and diff between them, either contextual or side-by-side.

In the screenshot, you’ll see two revisions selected. Revisions need not be contiguous.

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Clicking the “Compare” button then shows the diff view for those revisions:

Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 4.38.54 PM

That’s in ticket #4929.

Other changes include a fix to bulk editing of tickets and the replacement of a component with an Apache-licensed alternative. This latter was needed as part of the Apache Software Foundation incubation of the Allura platform.

As always, you can see what’s coming in the near future by tracking the upcoming milestones in the Allura ticket queue, and you can influence what happens next by voting on the tickets you see there.

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