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Pieces Copilot is your Development Superpower 次: Pieces for Developers 2.9.0 & Pieces OS 7.1.0

Pieces Copilot is your Development Superpower 次: Pieces for Developers 2.9.0 & Pieces OS 7.1.0

Our final feature release of 2023 is devoted to making your Pieces Copilot experience the absolute best experience possible, and it is LOADED!

This release is layered with improvements big and small to increase the time you save and decrease the context-switching you do throughout your development cycle. Were excited for you to take advantage of these updates as we close out the year, and we cant wait to show you all what we have in store for 2024!

Make the most out of your OpenAI License

We want to make Pieces Copilot your one-stop shop for code generation and accurate answers to coding questions. As fine-tuned LLMs become more prevalent, we want to make sure that you can use any custom LLM to power Pieces Copilot, in addition to popular LLMs like GPT 4, PaLM 2 or Llama2.

In this release, were thrilled to introduce the first phase of our OpenAI integration where you can now add your own OpenAI API Key in the Pieces Desktop app to power the Pieces Copilot!

To access this feature, open the Pieces Copilot Runtime manager, navigate to the Cloud OpenAI models, and select Register Custom API Key. From here, you can add your own API key and start chatting with the Pieces Copilot powered with your LLM.

Adding your own API key to Pieces.

With this first version, you can add your personal or enterprise API key from OpenAI, allowing you to use your own quota and rate limits. In our next release, the platform will accommodate various Bring your own model scenarios, with a significant emphasis on supporting those who have fine-tuned GPT models based on their organizational or team-specific requirements.

Building the Best Copilot Experience for Developers

Our team layered in tons of tweaks to the Pieces Copilot to make it the absolute best experience available for developers. In addition to some awesome behind-the-scenes improvements, we added several particularly notable improvements that you can use today.

Snippet Context for Copilot Chats Made Easier

Streamline your Copilot Context Configuration with snippet previews! Now, when choosing conversation context, get a quick look at a snippet's content. This feature empowers you to make more informed decisions about which snippets to include, enhancing the precision of your Copilot interactions.

Managing your Copilot Context.

Multi-Modal Inputs within Copilot Chats, Paste Images From Your Clipboard

Calling all Windows users! Experience the convenience of pasting images directly into the Copilot input field to extract code or text from images and start a conversation. Witness the magic as code or text is seamlessly extracted. This feature is designed to elevate your coding experience, making it smoother and more intuitive.

Pasting images from your clipboard into Pieces Copilot.

An Abundance of Quality-of-Life Improvements

This release is packed with many more quality-of-life improvements to make your experience with the Pieces Copilot everything youd expect and more.

As weve mentioned, shipping Local Large Language Models (LLLM) is one of our proudest moments of the year. Its a huge win for privacy and security to have on-device LLMs that power Pieces Copilot. To make the LLLM experience better, we added real-time download percentages so you know how close your model is to being ready, as well as the ability to remove downloaded LLLMs from your machine. To remove a downloaded LLLM, just hover over the model on the runtime selection dialog and hit the delete button.

Removing a local model from your device.

Some other notable improvements include, but arent limited to:

  • A simple button to Stop Generating a Copilot response. Find this button right next to the Copilot text input.
  • An action to insert code blocks into your Copilot message prompt.
  • The ability to delete all of your Pieces Copilot conversations in one click. Just navigate to the General Copilot settings in the lower left corner of the Copilot window, and select Clear Conversations.

Focused Viewing & Condensed Message Blocks

We know many of your conversations include lots of generated code snippets, making it harder to reference previous parts of your conversation. To give you more control over your copilot UI, we added the ability to collapse code blocks to make scrolling through a conversation a little bit easier.

Condensed code blocks in Pieces Copilot.

Significantly better loading, performance, & data integrity

Faster on-device LLM download speeds and better snippet context handling are just a few of the many performance upgrades in this release. You'll notice all of your tags, related links, annotations, anchors, and related people will feel far more stable, and load significantly faster than previous versions.

Related links in the Pieces Desktop App.

Small Shareable Link & Account Linking Bugs CRUSHED

As always, this release is chock-full of bug fixes. A few users reported inconsistent issues generating shareable links and linking their Google & GitHub accounts.

Now, both of these issues have been eliminated! Major shout out to the community for sharing these issues with us and helping us get those solved.

Package Support Framework Error on Windows SOLVED

Last, but not least, and most notably, weve finally solved an issue on certain Windows machines where the Pieces Desktop App was throwing a Package Support Framework error when trying to launch the application.

After hunting tirelessly for this issue, the team is proud to have this one solved and patched in the latest release.

Pieces 歹 Open Source

Did you know Pieces has recently broken into the Open Source community? We recently launched support for our TypeScript SDK on NPM where developers around the world have started to build on-top of the Pieces Platform and get familiar with our APIs.

With our SDKs, you can build your own apps, extend Pieces functionality, and so much more. Check out our GitHub to learn more about our Open Source initiatives and how you can start contributing today!

If TypeScript isnt your primary language, no problem Soon well have support for Python, Kotlin, Dart, and more, so stay tuned for future updates.

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Support

As always, if you run into issues or have feedback, please fill out this quick form or email us at support@pieces.app and well be in touch as soon as possible!

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