PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH
phone: +43 (7236) 3338-82
fax: +43 (7236) 3338-30
NEW VERSION 1.8.1 OF VERSION CONTROL TOOL VOODOO AVAILABLE
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, April-23-1998, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH today announced
the availability of VOODOO v1.8.1, the company’s award-winning version
control tool. The update, which is free to all registered owners of VOODOO
1.8, can be obtained directly from UNI SOFTWARE PLUS’ Web site
(http://www.unisoft.co.at/products/voodoo.html) as well as from any
The update offers a number of new features as well as some other improvements:
+ The new command Add Folder Structure lets you add a whole subtree
of your local workspace to the VOODOO project structure.
+ The new command Reset All Local Paths may be very useful if you have
to move your VOODOO project from one volume to another.
+ New Auto-Close feature automatically closes a VOODOO project that was
idle for a given time. This is especially useful for mulit-user
+ A generic compare interface allows you to define additional compare
+ Leaving design mode is really fast now, regardless how
many nodes were added.
+ Improved Preferences are available for frequently used
options of the Store and Fetch commands.
+ The AppleEvent interface has been improved.
+ Starting with version 1.8.1, a Japanese
localization of VOODOO is available.
+ Support for comparing files using Word98.
+ Some bug fixes and efficiency improvements took place.
Get more info and download the new package directly from:
http://www.unisoft.co.at/products/voodoo/relnotes.html or visit us at
Developer Central during WWDC.
Pricing & Availability
The VOODOO 1.8.1 update is available free of charge to all current VOODOO
1.8 owners. Customers with previous versions of VOODOO may upgrade to the
current version for US$39.00. Upgrades are only available direct from UNI
SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH at http://www.unisoft.co.at/products/voodoo/order.html.
The Quick Guide to VOODOO!
VOODOO (Versions Of Outdated Documents Organized Orthogonally) is a
stand-alone version control tool, with a neat graphical user interface. It
offers simple and clear access for managing projects in which files evolve
in numerous versions. The tool manages not only variants and revisions of
single files, but of whole software projects (multiple files, multiple
users, multiple variants, access rights, project structure, project
VOODOO differs from previous source code control systems in its orthogonal
approach to version management. This means that for every component of a
project hierarchy, you can not only store its revision history, but also
different variants of the same component. The orthogonal organization of
revisions and variants leads to a much clearer arrangement than in other
tools which use trees for organizing variants and revisions.
VOODOO uses delta storage for storing different versions, which can yield
savings of about 95% (up to 99%). It is not restricted to text files but
also handles files of arbitrary type (desktop publishing documents,
databases, libraries, applications, etc.)
VOODOO is suitable for projects of any size, from small (an individual
author) to large (many developers). A flexible locking mechanism ensures
data integrity when several users work on the same project.
VOODOO At A Glance:
* Stand-alone version control tool for all sorts of projects
(software development, Web publishing, design, CAD, documentation, etc.)
* Smooth integration with Metrowerks CodeWarrior IDE and BBEdit,
Integration with Alpha to follow soon.
* Simple and clear management of variants and revisions of entire
projects (not only of single files)
* Easy-to-use graphical project browser gives access to all
versions that were ever stored.
* Recording of the complete history (who made which changes when and why)
* View differences between versions (not only for text files!)
* Efficient delta storage of arbitrary files (text as well as
non-text files) gains savings of 95 % and more
* Administration of users with hierarchical access rights
* Configurable local file locking (Finder flag or ‘ckid’ resource)
* Scriptable via OSA (AppleScript and Frontier)
Additional information is available at:
About UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH:
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH, founded in 1993, is based in Hagenberg, Austria.
The company’s product VOODOO has become a very popular tool for version
control not only among software developers but also HTML authors,
publishers, CAD designers, etc. This year VOODOO has received the 1997
MacWorld/MacTech Eddy Award in the category “Best Developer Tool”. Besides
VOODOO, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS also offers the highly acclaimed control panel
PopChar Pro. For more information about the company, visit