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Unity Collaborate Update v1.3.2

Discussion in 'Unity Collaborate' started by marie-unity, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. marie-unity

    marie-unity

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    Hi everyone,

    This week marks the release of the Collaborate v1.3.2 package (the updated version of v1.2.17), which is compatible with 2020.1a13 (and above).

    This package brings UI and UX changes that are compliant with the new editor styling. These changes are part of an initiative to deprecate an outdated UI framework from the Unity Editor in 2020.1.
    • [COL-930] [Editor Compliance] Replace Collaborate UI Framework.
    Additionally, we have evaluated several options on how to best reach our stability, performance and scalability goals for the future of the product. In taking an honest assessment of our roadmap, it has become clear that leveraging proven backend solutions such as Plastic SCM, Perforce, and GitHub is more likely to succeed at reaching those goals within a reasonable time frame. The Collab backend as it exists today will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future while we are working on a new solution.

    You can reach out to us via these forums or at collabsupport@unity3d.com if you and your team need assistance in the meantime.

    Thank you for your patience and we are looking forward to sharing our plans with you in the near future.

    The Collaborate Team
     
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  2. tcz8

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    Does this means we will eventually be able to use the new UI/UX for diff compare with other backends like Plastic SCM, Perforce and Git?
     
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  3. marie-unity

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    The new UI/UX available in v1.3.2 is at feature parity with the previous version and uses the Collaborate backend as it exists today. We moved to a new UI framework to ensure Collaborate remains supported in 2020.1, as the previous framework we were using has been deprecated from the 2020.1 Editor version.

    Whether the new solution will be compatible with all other backends mentioned above remains to be determined, but we are moving towards more proven solutions. We are looking forward to sharing more details on that in the near future.
     
  4. Polygoat

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    So the new solution will be based on one or more existing version control systems. Will these systems itself be included in Unity Teams Advanced? Or will we have to buy a Perforce, SCM, git, ... (e.g.) subscription on top of Teams?

    If you cannot give a clear answer right now, when will you be able to?

    I guess a lot of people like me are sticking to Collaborate right now in the hope the system gets upgraded in the near future (branching etc). We've already been left in the dark for too long now. Please do shine some light on this matter, so we can at least move on in the meantime, instead of waiting another half year for yet another vague message.
     
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  5. tcz8

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    @marie-unity honestly we need more info here.

    Why an update to 1.2.7? Did anything change beside [COL-930] [Editor Compliance] Replace Collaborate UI Framework. ???

    Does it still start scans at random?
    Does it still start scan when its able to login right after failing to do so? (see attachment)
    What happened to collaborate V2 ?


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  6. marie-unity

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    Hi @Polygoat, I understand the need for clarity on this matter and I hear your concerns completely. The new solution will include more advanced VCS features such as branching, but we do not have a fixed timeline on when this will be released and we are not ready to commit to a date at this point. There is unfortunately no quick path for us to provide a new solution, but this is still a priority for us. We just need time to put it in place.

    We also understand that while we are working on a new solution, your projects are still ongoing and we want you to succeed. If branching is becoming critical for your workflow and the Collaborate service as it exists today is not responding to your project needs, we can assist you in exporting your Collaborate project so that you can move it to another version control system in the meantime. You can reach out to collabsupport@unity3d.com if you need assistance with this process.
     
  7. tcz8

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    @marie-unity are there any change logs for v1.2.17 and 1.3.2 we can look at?
     
  8. francois85

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    One major reason I have unity plus is for the extra storage for collaborate teams. Knowing If we need to buy a git subscription is important
     
  9. ryanc-unity

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    You can check out our release notes and known issues for v1.3.2 and v1.2.17 in our Release Notes thread.
     
  10. tcz8

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    That's where it is! I was trying to find it on your main website not the forum.

    Thank you.
     
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