Version Control System Comes To OS X

by , 3:00 PM EDT, April 26th, 2001

Uni Software Plus has released an OS X beta version of their VOODOO Server version control system. VOODOO Server 1.3b6 for Mac OS X allows programmers to easily monitor changes to software code, even when there are multiple people working on the same code. Combined with Metrowerks CodeWarrior, the VOODOO Server provides a complete and robust programming environment. According to Uni Software Plus:

UNI SOFTWARE PLUS announced the availability of a public beta version of their flagship version control tool VOODOO Server 1.3b6 for Mac OS X.

VOODOO Server features a modern client/server architecture that benefits of the stability and performance Mac OS X. The CodeWarrior plug-in offers a user-friendly version control solution that lets you keep track of all your files without having to deal with additional complexity and bureaucracy, all from inside the CodeWarrior IDE in an easy-to-use Mac-like style.

The new release brings back VOODOO Server's complete functionality under OS X including all AppleScripts and updated documentation. It improves compatibility with Mac OS X, contains a number of bug fixes, and even adds some minor feature enhancements.

VOODOO Server is a version control system for software developers using Metrowerks CodeWarrior under Mac OS. VOODOO Server and the included CodeWarrior plug-in provide reliable and robust version control without adding the administrative overhead that often accompanies version control.

The unique client/server architecture forms the basis for a highly efficient and robust multi-user environment and avoids the risk of database corruption. VOODOO Server's CodeWarrior plug-in lets you track all your files without having to deal with additional complexity and administrative overhead, all from inside the CodeWarrior IDE in an easy-to-use Macintosh style.

Using an innovative combination of delta storage and compression technology, VOODOO Server yields much better compression rates than most other version control tools. The typical savings are in the range 95 to 99 percent.

Being time zone aware and transferring data in encrypted and compressed form between the client and the server, VOODOO Server is the ideal tool even for scattered work groups who are connected via the Internet.

VOODOO Server offers a rich set of version control functionality in form of an OSA compliant API. An extensive AppleEvent dictionary makes it easy for you to write your own AppleScripts to automate arbitrary version control tasks. More clients to come will offer integration with many other applications.

Pricing for VOODOO Server currently starts at US$79. You can find more information at the Uni Software Plus Web site.