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Select next sibling on pressing Shift + Left/Right 

Using Shift + Left/Right key combination it is now possible to select multiple sibling nodes. Examples include: method parameters, array literal values or statement siblings. You can then copy and paste this list into other suitable places that would accept copied nodes.


UI improvements in Diff/Merge dialog windows in VCS

The width of the editor areas is not fixed anymore, one can move the splitter in both directions. Highlighting of changes has been improved. Triangles and trapezia we had before in the spliiter area have been replaced by smooth polygons  Tooltips for the changes are displayed both in the editor area and in the splitter area.


Improved history for a root + history for a node in VCS

Existing "Show Root History" action in VCS did not always display correct results. Sometimes a revision in a history list did not correspond to any real change. In the new approach the models are compared rather than the source files providing always meaningful output. Besides, now it is possible to display history for any node, not just the root nodes.


New change type in VCS

A change of a node ID is not really important for the nodes which cannot be a target for the reference. Therefore, a special handling has been added for such non-functional ID changes in VCS. Changes of the new type can be hidden in Diff dialog with a help of the new toolbar button. Besides, during a merge process changes in two branches are considered as non-conflicting if they differ only by the IDs of the nodes which cannot be a target for the reference.


'Show Generation Plan` action gives more details

When a model has a plan that controls its transformation, 'Show Generation Plan' action offers a handy way to understand exact steps the transformation would go through. In this EAP, the action got few improvements. Now, in addition to transformation steps, the action tells where it derived generation plan from (e.g. through a custom module facet or a devkit), gives name and a link to generation plan node (MPS-31935). Besides, transformation steps bear name of the generator module when template model name is not qualified (MPS-31354), which helps to distinguish similarly named model (MPS used to create template model named 'main' in all new generators. Having few such generators in the plan make it quite confusing). Another common complaint was that the languages excluded from a model transformation due to restrictions of a generation plan are not easily discoverable, which has been addressed as well. Languages used in the model but not covered by the associated plan are reported by 'Show Generation Plan' action now. In addition, 'Used Languages' tab in model properties warns about such languages, too (MPS-29720).


Color Schemes switcher and Font settings

There is now a possibility to switch editor color scheme separately from IDE Theme. New settings can be found in Settings -> Editor -> Color Scheme.

Font settings now moved from Settings -> Editor -> General to Settings -> Editor -> Font (similar to all other JetBrains IDEs). Even more - under Settings -> Editor -> Color Scheme there are two additional sub-settings: Color Scheme Font and Console Font to configure font in editor and terminal (MPS console is considered editor for now). And yes, ligatures are finally here for MPS editor!

Some additional check boxes that can be missed from Settings -> Editor -> General are still here:

  • Antialiasing can be configured in Settings -> Appearance & Behavior -> Appearance in Antialiasing section: separately for IDE and Editor
  • Power Save Mode has already bean in Main Menu -> File -> Power Save Mode - redundant duplication was removed from settings

And final thing to note - switching IDE Theme and Color Scheme is nor longer require IDE restart to update editor colors!

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