Request: In live mode it would be nice to keep the user icon visible so it's possible to keep track of what users are doing and in which area they are doing checkins. So if users are showing up close together on the map, it means they are working in the same code-area...
Very cool. Runs great on my machine. Makes me feels so productive when I see the explosion of files. Look forward to the settings dialog being added in the future. I also second the request to export to a video.
Cool idea and great job! However, I have a question. We have gated checkins in some projects and in those projects this tool visualizes changes only with one person - tfs build process identity. Is it possible to show the person name who triggers gated checkin?
Version 2.0 ran fine on my old machine.
On my new machine, it refuses to load. I'm told to examine ActivityLog.xml, which contains this:
<errorinfo>Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.11.0, Version=22.214.171.124, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.</errorinfo>
I wanted to download 2.0 so I could run it on the new machine, but VSGallery doesn't let you grab old versions. Help!
Please, use the Owner, not Committer property of TFS change.
TFS allows one to commit on behalf of other users (for purpose of repository migration, for example) and in this case these two properties will not be the same and the actual contributor is the Owner, not Committer.
Pure Gource engine support conversion to video, see http://code.google.com/p/gource/wiki/Videos
The VS extension not yet support video export, because of Gource on Windows platform require two expensive steps - export to PPM, than convert to video. It require large temporary file (disk space) and excess disk operations.
When Gource will support redirection output stream PPM->Video without the need for intermediate file (like support in linux) then I include this feature to the VS extension.
If I start the visualize I get always an error message:
"failed to load resource" ... something like a file.png ... but I looked at the directory and the missing file is there ... do I have to setup something special to get the extension working?
Thank you for update. The problem located in the backend of my extension - Gource (external project). Your Windows account name contains unicode character '³' it leads to an error. Registered bug here: http://code.google.com/p/gource/issues/detail?id=171
Unfortunately, I not have info when gource author will fix it.
I have the same problem as one of the reviewers from last January - projects with gated check-ins show as if our build-agent user is the only user making all of the changes in the project. You mentioned added a "filter by users" option to address this, but it seems to have no effect. Filtering out the build-agent user doesn't change anything at all - it neither filters out the build-agent user nor does it add in any of the actual users who made the changes.
It's a pity, I really like this tool, but I wasn't the one who made the policy change to gated check-ins, so I seem to be pretty much stuck not using it any longer.
Hi, This is really cool extension. Thanks for creating one. do you have any plan to update the extension so that it will automatically refresh the screen for the live changes? it will be great to set up a big TV screen shows all the live TFS changes visually.