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UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH
phone: +43 (7236) 3338-82
fax: +43 (7236) 3338-30
Subject: VOODOO version control tool integrates with text editor Alpha
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, November-16-1998, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH is pleased to
announce the availability of an integration between the company's
award-winning version control tool VOOODOO and the text editor Alpha.
Like with the already existing integrations with CodeWarrior and BBEdit,
the new integraton with Alpha offers full access to everyday version
control tasks from directly inside the host application.
"We are very happy about this new integration with Alpha. It is a next step
after already existing integration with CodeWarrior and BBEdit, and
demonstrates that VOODOO continues to become THE version control standard
for Macintosh computers for programming projects as well as non-programming
projects like web publishing etc.
We don't, however, want to adorn ourselves with borrowed plumes and it is
therefore my pleasure to point out that the integration between VOODOO and
Alpha was entirely written by a happy user of both tools, Jonathan E. Guyer
(http://www.his.com/~jguyer/). Jon did a very good job in offering a full
integration between VOODOO and Alpha and we are very grateful that he
offers the integration package for free to every VOODOO customer," said
Christoph Reichenberger, VOODOO Product Manager, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS.
"For several years, VOODOO has been an indispensible version management
tool for every project I work on and Alpha has been my favorite editor for
C code, HTML, LaTeX documents, and everything in between. I didn't always
remember, however, to launch VOODOO to archive what I'd written. Since the
release of VOODOO 1.8, Alpha's powerful Tcl scripting architecture and
VOODOO's AppleEvent interface allowed me to integrate the two seamlessly. I
hope that others find this combination as powerful and useful as I have,"
said Jonathan E. Guyer, the author of the VOODOO-Alpha integration mode.
In order to use VOODOO integrated with Alpha, you will need
version 1.8.1 or later of VOODOO
and version 7.1 or later of Alpha
The integration package including installer and documentation can be downloaded
from UNI SOFTWARE PLUS
as well as from the author's site
The Quick Guide to VOODOO!
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VOODOO (Versions Of Outdated Documents Organized Orthogonally) is a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 also 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, BBEdit and Alpha
* 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)
Christoph Reichenberger Tel: +43-7236-3338-82
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GMBH Fax: +43-7236-3338-30
Softwarepark Hagenberg, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
A-4232 Hagenberg, Austria http://www.unisoft.co.at