Version and Cornerstone

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

  1. AlmostThere macrumors 6502a

  2. lazydog 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. larkost 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. lazydog macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2005
    Cramlington, UK
    Thanks Larkost, I will be ordering iWork09 today!
    b e n
  5. garethlewis2 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. AlmostThere 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. elppa macrumors 68040


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

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