Version and Cornerstone

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by AlmostThere, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2005
    Cramlington, UK
    I've been using versions for a while now and love it. It works really well with beanstalkapp. The only problem I have is with versioning pages documents - if anyone has an easy solution I'd love to know about it. I find it really useful to have all my projects under the one SCM app so have given up with SCM in Xcode. I gave cornerstone a look but went with versions in the end for some reason which I can't remember now. That was some time ago so perhaps cornerstone has caught up now. In any case, I would certainly recommend looking at beanstalkapp to pair up some offline storage with your SCM client.

    B e n
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2007
    I too have been using Versions. I reviewed both it and Conerstone as I needed a SVN client just as the both were comming out, and found both to be good. I would up with Versions, but could just have easily gone with Corenerstone.

    And lazydog: the solution is to upgrade to iWork '09. They have changed the file format from a bundle to a zip-wrapped bundle and it works fine with SVN now (as a BLOB that is... no diffs).
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2005
    Cramlington, UK
    Thanks Larkost, I will be ordering iWork09 today!
    b e n
  5. macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2006
    I use Cornerstone.

    I tried both Versions and Cornerstone and the only thing that tipped it for me was the discount that Mac Developer were offering on Cornerstone. I got a 75% discount. :)

    I would recommend either even if you are used to the SVN command line tools. They make everything so easy. Setting up new repositories to adding existing repositories is so easy.

    I can understand that the hardcore Linux users (read mentally unstable) will be frothing at the mouth at anything that takes away from the command line, but I would rather get on with the job I am tasked with, instead of trying to remember the commands that add files to a repository then commit them.
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Having used both for a while now, I have to say that I prefer Cornerstone.

    I agree with nearly everything in the review but it is the integrated file viewer and change log that makes it easiest for me.

    I am using svn for a wide range of projects and it complements built-in IDE support very well. The only let down right now is 1. no Subversion 1.6 (coming) and 2. I wish you could change the font in the contents window. Versions just felt like it didn't really offer me the file access I wanted ...
  7. macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    Neither have any support for merging, which may be important.

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