I noticed the version 126.96.36.199 on my on-demand account. What's new in Kiln 2.4?
New "Related" tab
We've overhauled the related tab to show you a much better view of all repositories related to the current one. You can read more about it over on the Kiln StackExchange at http://kiln.stackexchange.com/questions/3087/whats-the-new-related-graph
Better public repositories landing page
Beginning with Kiln 2.4, when an unauthenticated user hits a Kiln site with public repositories, they’ll be given a list of all the public repositories on that system, rather than being taken to the activity feed. We think this is a lot more discoverable, and provides new users with a much better starting point for delving into what public sources you’ve made available.
Changes and improvements to code reviews
We implemented four main changes to reviews for this release. Three of them are definite improvements, and one of them, we think is an improvement, but we'd really like feedback on.
Things that (we think) are definite improvements:
Now, the one that we hope is an improvement:
We’ve tried to make it much easier to have lots of developers contribute to a review by making it clearer that a review can be assigned to anyone, and by autosubscribing anyone who has seen a review. We’ve found this system makes it feasible for lots of developers to actually stay on-top of a review, without driving them crazy.
While we think this feature works well, it’s brand-new, and a change from how Kiln’s traditionally worked, so we’d love your feedback. If you hate it, we’ll kill it. If you have great suggestions, we’ll add them. Just let us know.
Heavily customizable diffs
You can now change tab size, toggle whether to show whitespace, ignore whitespace changes completely, and finally, in answer to one of our most-requested features, display diffs side-by-side.
You can read all about the new diff controls at http://kiln.stackexchange.com/questions/3065/can-i-control-kilns-display-of-diffs-and-files.
You can tell Kiln to ignore files
If you have files that you don’t need to see in Kiln, then you don’t have to: just make a file called
You can read more about .kilnignore files at http://kiln.stackexchange.com/questions/3132/how-do-i-keep-kiln-from-showing-a-file-in-a-diff/3133
Kiln now supports Mercurial bookmarks
Bookmarks are fully supported in Kiln. You can navigate to a bookmark by selecting it from the “Tags” dropdown; if the bookmark is at a head, you’ll also find it in the “Heads” dropdown. We’ll be expanding the capabilities of bookmarks in coming releases, so stay tuned.
File histories now show a DAG
The history of a file is now shown as a DAG, rather than a linear history, making it much clearer what the actual history of your file was.
Massive bfiles improvements
While there are no user-visible changes for this release, we’ve made improvements across the board in our ability to handle bfiles, which should result in faster uploads and downloads and larger maximum file sizes. If you've had trouble getting bfiles into or out of Kiln, you should notice huge improvements in this area.
Additional search tricks
You can now search for a range of revisions by using the
Stuff that was already there, but you might have missed
Plus, in case you missed it, we’ve added these features to Kiln since the new year: