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On Tuesday Eric Sink from SourceGear announced the new features of the upcoming Vault 2.0, scheduled for late January 2004.  I have been using Vault since 1.0 came out and I must say that I absolutely love it.  It does everything that Source Safe does and it lets me work from anywhere I can get an Internet connection!  Plus I don't have to worry about Source Safe db corruption anymore <yea>

Anyhoo, heres the new features list:

  • SourceGear DiffMerge: A new diff and merge application replaces the diff and merge windows which were previously built-in to Vault.
    • Folder diff, shows all files in the working folder
    • Filters in folder diff allow specified file types to be excluded
    • 2-way file diff
    • 3-way file diff with automatic merge and conflict detection
    • Graphical display of differences, with lines drawn to show corresponding changes
    • Glance bars show all changes in the file at "at a glance"
    • Apply individual changes from one file to another
    • Option to ignore whitespace
    • Option to ignore case
    • Unlimited Undo/Redo
    • Option to control tab width for display
    • Option to change font size
    • MessageBox explicitly indicates when two files are identical.
  • Show Differences allows several choices of how to compare the working file:
    • To its corresponding repository file
    • To a labeled version of the file
    • To another file on the local disk
    • To another repository file
  • External merge app: Users who want to configure a different application for external merge can now do so.
  • Repository level security: Allows a repository to be completely hidden from a user or group of users.
  • Web client: Allows basic browsing of the contents and history of a repository using any web browser.
  • Needs Merge: Files in a Needs Merge status are more obvious.  They are shown in red in the pending changeset.  At checkin time, a warning dialog reminds the user of the need to resolve the merge.
  • Obliterate: Much, much faster.  (This improvement will also be released in version 1.2.3)
  • Shadow folders: Automatically maintain a synchronized copy of the contents of a repository folder.
  • Lightweight labels: SourceSafe-style labels (aka "tags"):
    • Very lightweight
    • Supported by the VSS Import Tool 
    • Includes VSS-style "label promotion" feature
  • Snapshots: Vault 1.x labels are still supported, and are now known as "snapshots".
  • Login Profiles: Login faster by saving commonly used username/password information in profiles.
  • Prompt for overwrite: During a Get Latest Version, specify that you want to be prompted before overwriting any edited file.
  • Unknown files: By default, don't overwrite files with Unknown status.
  • Proxy authentication: Support authentication for proxy servers which require it.
  • Copy from pending changeset: The pending changeset panel allows copying the list of change items to the clipboard.
  • Ctrl-A: For consistency with other Windows applications, Ctrl-A now maps to Select All.
  • Non-Windows platforms: Using Mono, run the Vault command-line client under various Unix-ish platforms, including Linux, Solaris, and MacOS X.
  • Command-line client: Lots of improvements to the Vault command-line client, including wildcards.
  • Merge Branches Wizard: A new Merge Branches feature replaces the Merge Branch into Trunk feature.
    • Merge changes between branch and trunk in either direction.
    • Merge changes from any repository folder to any other repository folder, even if neither is a branch of the other.
    • Specify exactly which changes you want to merge from the origin folder to the target.
    • Option to automatically merge individual files or leave them in Needs Merge status for manual examination using the SourceGear DiffMerge app.
  • Failed login: Better error message avoids password-guessing attack.
  • Failed connection to SQL Server: Better error message helps with resolution of common configuration problem.
  • Checkin dialog: When invoked from a context menu on a folder, the checkin dialog only lists the pending items which appear under that folder.


Posted on Friday, October 31, 2003 4:42 PM | Back to top

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