If you try to use the "Change revision type" operation while you work with the Plastic SCM Cloud server you will get the following error:
This operatión is currently not supported, it seems trivial, but in reality, it has some internal aspects that make it hard for us to develop.
That why we boosted the "filetypes.conf" capabilities, this configuration file to achieves the same functional results that the "Change revision type" operation.
Check the "filetypes.conf" improvements at our Plastic SCM "188.8.131.5289" version release notes:
filetypes.conf is now used for diffs and merges to check if a file is binary or text.
Until now, the filetypes.conf configuration file was only used by the "add operation" to set newly added files as binary or text.
From now on it will be used to determine if a file is binary or text before running diffs or merges.
Example: suppose scene.config was wrongly added as binary. You can now configure filetypes.conf to consider scene.config as text, so the right text-based diff and merge tool will be selected instead of considering the "bin type" tracked for the file in the repo.
1. This is really useful when you are working with Plastic Cloud, since changing revision types is not allowed there.
2. Our goal is to get rid of the bin/txt tracking as metadata in the repo, and rely only on filetypes.conf.
Now, learn how to create and use "filetypes.conf" here: http://blog.plasticscm.com/2008/03/custom-file-types.html and here: https://www.plasticscm.com/book/#_value_matching_pattern_files