The Orion 0.3 release review is now underway. See the review slides for more details on what’s coming in this release. While you’re waiting for the final release to come out, here are some last minute enhancements that snuck into the 0.3 release candidates since our M2 build:
Flat search results view
There is a new option on the search results page to show results as a flat list of files rather than a tree. Expand a file to view the matches within that file. The option is selected from the Options drop-down in the tool bar.
Compressed folders in search results
In the tree orientation of the search results page, folders that don’t directly contain any matching files are now compressed into a single line. This reduces clutter and helps you focus on the leaf folders where the matches are found.
Unstage selection in Git Status
When multiple staged files are selected in the Git Status page, a new button appears allowing you to unstage only the selected files.
Git checkout by tag
You can now checkout an arbitrary tag in the Repositories page. Simply expand Tags, and then click the checkout command in the Actions column next to the tag you want. This will create a new local branch based on the commit containing that tag.
Support for server context paths
The Orion client has been recoded to completely avoid absolute paths when referring to other pages, services, or images. This allows the Orion client to be mounted at a different context path on your server without any problems. This makes it much easier to incorporate Orion or parts thereof into a larger server application.
Page load performance improvements
A number of optimizations have been made to improve page load performance. The caching has been tuned, and CSS sprites are being used to avoid round-trips loading small images. The result is at least 10% speedup on page loads.
The above features are just the ones that are new since the previous milestone build. See the New & Noteworthy category on this blog for a complete listing of new features in past milestones and releases.