PureCM is here to make your life easier, and that's where our visualisation tools come in. All the tools listed below are included in PureCM's standard licence. But if you want to use your favourite third-party tool instead, that's no problem. Just define it as your default application in your PureCM client.
PureCM File History View
Using PureCM's file-history dialogue, developers can see all revisions made to a file and compare them visually side-by-side. The file history also gives direct access to the changeset used to make the file revision. Developers can also synchronise their workspace back to a specific file revision to continue working with this exact version.
Annotated File History/Blame
On the file level, PureCM features an annotated file history so you can visualise file changes line-by-line. Colour codes highlight which line was changed when, by whom, and as part of which changeset. The annotated file history is fully dynamic, giving direct access to the relevant changesets to get more information about the underlying task.
There's an automatic audit trail, as changesets are submitted chronologically for any change made to a project version. As a development manager, you can visually track the project history, drill down to a specific changeset and directly compare the file revisions. The project history also visualises at what point release snapshots were created. Simply use a workspace to deploy a specific release.
The PureCM Stream Comparer visualises the files and folders that have changed in a project between any two points in time. This can be between two releases, between two versions or even between server and workspace. Besides highlighting the differences, a development manager can also export a list of all changes for further reporting.
Visual Merge Tool
PureCM will merge in two ways: 1) directly merging changesets between versions or features and 2) merging changes into a workspace, so the merge can be fully edited and tested before being submitted to the target version. Each time, PureCM's visual merge tool previews the merge result and automatically highlights conflicts in a fully editable three-pane view.