November 18, 2008 in Project Tracking (E)
[prMac.com] Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Pico and Sofa released Versions 1.0, the first easy to use Subversion client for the Mac. A time-limited demo is available for download and a single copy sells for EUR 39. Versions has been in public beta since June this year.
Versions makes dealing with Subversion easier and more efficient. The Timeline view shows recent revisions, complete with commit log notes and a full list of changed files. Users can click any file in the timeline to get a diff with its previous version. The Browse view is loaded with tools to dig in to the history of any versioned file or folder, and integrates with your favorite comparison tools.
During the beta period, the Versions team received a lot of feedback and implemented many new features such as live updates of changes, a new properties inspector, integrated Quick Look, the latest Subversion libraries and extensive documentation.
Version control systems can be pretty complicated, Versions aims to make working with Subversion more efficient and accessible to people who don't want deal with its technicalities. "We are really surprised by the wide variety of people who have been using the public beta." says Koen Bok, co-founder of Sofa, "Besides software developers, a lot of graphic designers, technical writers and project managers have found their way to Versions, many of them new to Subversion or even version control in general.".
In collaboration with Beanstalk, Versions offers its users the possibility to get a free Online Repository from within Versions, making it easy to get started with Subversion.
Sofa is a software and interaction design company based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Beautiful, user-friendly software begets happy users. Sofa strives to delight people with great interaction models and stunning interface design.
Pico is a software development company founded by Joao Pavao, based in Lisbon, Portugal. Currently, its biggest project is Versions.
Beanstalk is a hosted Subversion system, making it easy for anyone to setup, browse, track, and manage Subversion repositories. Beanstalk has built-in integration with your favorite tools such as Basecamp, FogBugz, and Lighthouse.