Release announcement for RabbitVCS v0.13!

Posted in Release on February 10th, 2010 by Adam Plumb – 5 Comments

The result of several months of hard work is coming to fruition today as we release RabbitVCS v0.13!  This release brings about some pretty important changes to not just RabbitVCS itself, but also to how we distribute and think of RabbitVCS.  Indeed, one of our early goals with this project was to not be tied to one file manager, or even to be tied to any file managers.  And I believe we are starting to see the fruits of that ambition in the v0.13 release.  Not only do we have a new and improved Nautilus extension, but this release also introduces a Thunar extension, a Gedit extension, and an improved command line tool.

Changes in RabbitVCS since v0.13 beta:

  • (r2240) Fixed exception in Gedit client after activation
  • (r2241) Checkout should be more flexible with the arguments it accepts
  • (r2242) Make sure dialog responses line up with expectations
  • (r2260) A different signal is required for gtk submenus
  • (2261) Applied patch from sipych to fix multi-byte char sequences in the log dialog
  • Some code cleanup and miscellaneous

Changes in RabbitVCS since v0.12:

  • Improved context menus and selection functionality in most dialogs
  • Massive overhaul in generating context menus
  • Added a “Changes” dialog to view changes between revisions
  • Added a “Check for Modifications” dialog to check for remote changes
  • Added a repository browser
  • All text views will provide a spell checker (if gtk.spell is installed)
  • All tree views for files will show icons next to the file name
  • Improved Diff/Compare functionality
  • Modified the Properties dialog to allow editing revision properties
  • Added functionality to the Annotate dialog to export to a file
  • Countless bug-fixes and small improvements

Changes in RabbitVCS-Nautilus since v0.12:

  • Improved status checking and emblem support, should be much faster now
  • Added a Property Page

Changes in RabbitVCS-CLI since v0.12:

  • Improved the handling of arguments.  Type “rabbitvcs -h” to get help or “rabbitvcs <module> -h” to get help.

Addition of RabbitVCS-Thunar:

  • Adds the RabbitVCS context menu and a property page to the Thunar file manager.  This requires the new thunarx-python bindings, which are available from our downloads section.

Addition of RabbitVCS-Gedit:

  • Adds the RabbitVCS menu to the main menubar and adds menu items to each source views’ context menus.

Addition of RabbitVCS-NautilusOld:

  • Provides an extension that is compatible with older versions of Nautilus (< 2.22).


Download RabbitVCS v0.13 at:

Note: You will have to download the rabbitvcs core files (rabbitvcs-core-0.13.tar.gz) as well as the front-end-specific tarball (i.e. rabbitvcs-nautilus-0.13.tar.gz).

Note 2: Our Ubuntu packages no longer support Hardy (8.04), so users should either upgrade or use the tarballs for installation.

Big thanks and a great job to everyone on the team and everyone who contributed to this release!

Adam Plumb
The RabbitVCS Team