My Favorite Projects, New Profile Pages, and a Source Code Diff tool

Today we deployed the latest version of the CodePlex software. We’re excited to bring you several new features in this deployment.

My Favorite Projects

Our #2 most requested feature is Favorite Projects, where users can mark a project as a favorite 

Mark as Favorite Project

and have it appear on their profile page.

List of My Favorite Projects

The comments in the Favorites Project feature request suggest adding a RSS feed for the favorite projects list. Let me know what sort of activity you are interested in receiving via RSS regarding your favorite projects.

New Profile Pages

You may have noticed from the above picture that the profile pages look a little different. In order to add the My Favorite Projects feature and to finish up the Work Item Email Notifications feature, we needed to redesign the profile pages. The most notable design change to the profile pages is separating the “public view” from the “edit your info” page.

saraford Profile Page

Let us know what you think of the new profile pages.

Source Code Diff Tools (Beta)

Finally, in this deployment, we’re introducing new feature that’s in “Beta” right now.

Compare file to previous versions tool

It’s your standard file diff’ing tool that’s available at the file level of each changeset.

Diff tool

I know it is much more interesting to see at the changeset level which files have been changed, and then drill down into how those files have been changed. However, living the agile life, I wanted to first get the basic ability to diff files out there to collect feedback on it.

Comments (4)

  1. Joe Mayo says:

    I use CodePlex frequently and everything here is useful; Thanks.

  2. Don Reba says:

    I just want to bring to your attention that you are still using "Segoe UI" for source code with extensions other the few that you have syntax highlighting for. Going by the most popular requests is one thing, but this is just pointless discrimination.

    Still, thanks for the other changes. Keep up the great work.

  3. saraford says:

    @DonReba Thanks for bringing this to my attention. We will definitely address this in our next deployment.

  4. Meteor says:

    "Source Code Diff Tools"

    I do not know how to use this tool.

    Can you help me?

    Where can I find this function?

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