Firstly. Thanks for putting this functionality back into the product.
We have a number of clients who use a distributed editing model for their sites and use workflow for publishing approval.
In V6R2 the compare versions showed graphically the changes in content using colours and strikethrough fonts. This was a quick and easy way to see what changes had been made speeding the approval process.
In V8 this functionality is not there and finding the changes between versions is much more difficult and time consuming.
My question on behalf of our clients, Is the graphical visual comparison going to return? If so, any indication of when?
At the moment they do not have any visual compare with strikethrough and such. They have a visual but you will have to look for you self. The compare for properties is really good though. :) Not sure how the CMS 9 compare is but probably the same. I just tested with the latest CMS 8, version just before switching to CMS 9.