17 March 2010
With pleasure, Atlassian presents version 2.0 of the Atlassian Connector for Eclipse. This release contains the same features that we previewed in the v2.0 Beta release plus more.
We've overhauled Crucible reviews in your Eclipse IDE this release. The new Crucible Review perspective allows you to work on the review as well as the file content at the same time, without having to switch back and forth between the two. The Crucible Review perspective also organises your workspace into a logical layout that makes working with reviews even easier.
You can now create post-commit Crucible reviews from multiple files within your Eclipse IDE, via the Package Explorer, or from a Java file viewed in the editor. Files selected in the Package Explorer can also be added to active reviews. The connector also supports additional SCM systems for post-commit reviews. Post-commit reviews created from changesets now support all SCMs currently supported by Crucible.
This version also includes annotations support for non-Java files (e.g. C++, PHP, Scala, Rails, Flex and more) and wiki markup support for review comments.
There are a number of smaller improvements and bug fixes, listed below.
You can install the connector directly from the Eclipse software updates manager or from a zipped archive. Follow our installation guide.
Highlights of this Release:
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Highlights of this Release
Crucible Review Perspective
The new Crucible Review perspective allows you to work on the review as well as the file content at the same time. You can navigate, view/add/remove comments and more; all without having to switch back and forth between the two. The Crucible Review perspective also organises your workspace into a logical layout that makes working with reviews even easier.
The new Crucible Review perspective also presents you with a workspace layout that makes working with reviews even easier. Key information about the review is displayed in a new Review Explorer in this perspective. The Review Explorer also keeps all of the commonly used review functions at your fingertips. Finally, the new perspective also includes a new Review Comment view. This view provides you with the information and functions you need to deal with individual review comments, all in one place.
Improvements to Crucible Review Creation
We've added a number of new ways for you to create reviews in your Eclipse IDE. Post-commit reviews can now be created from files selected in the Package Explorer or from the Java file you are currently viewing in the Active Task Editor. You can also add a file to an active review via the Package Explorer.
Addition of Files to Reviews
In addition to new ways to create reviews in your Eclipse IDE, you can now also add files to reviews.
Extended Annotations Support
The Atlassian Connector for Eclipse now supports Crucible annotations for any non-Java file. This includes files from a whole range of technologies, including C++, PHP, Scala, Rails, Flex and more.
Wiki Markup Support for Comments
We've added wiki markup support for comments in this release. Comments that use wiki markup will be rendered appropriately in your IDE. The connector also includes a robust wiki markup editor for comments that provides auto-completion for wiki markup notation, issue keys and words; suggests spelling corrections; and offers two preview modes (simple and browser).
Support for Additional SCM Systems for Post-Commit Reviews
The connector now supports all SCM systems supported by Crucible for post-commit reviews created from changesets. For information on the SCM systems supported by Crucible, i.e. Subversion, CVS, Perforce, Git and IBM Clearcase. Please see Crucible Supported Platforms for more information.
Other Things Worth Mentioning
This release brings a number of bug fixes and improvements. The following items are worth a special mention:
- Publish all draft comments with a single click.
- Create ad-hoc reviews directly from your code.
- New functions for working with comments — next/previous comment navigation, filter out read comments, mark comments as read/unread, reply to replies.
- Support for working on reviews without moderators (note, creation of reviews without moderators is not supported yet).
- Pre-defined filters in the New Query wizard for JIRA.
- Restrict JIRA comment visibility to specific roles.
Complete List of Fixes in this Release