Vault 8 Released

Posted by Jeff Clausius Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:43:00 GMT

Today we will be releasing Vault 8. Vault 8 marks our first foray into the land of OS X and GTK Linux with GUI based clients.

Download information is available at

You can find more information regarding the release at:

Vault Professional -


Vault Standard -

We’re excited to get feedback from those who’ve been asking for a native GUI client on non-Windows platforms. Please let us know what you think.

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Vault 8

Posted by Jeff Clausius Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:46:00 GMT

As we approach December and the end of 2014, we also approach another important date… The release of Vault 8! As of today, Vault 8 is in QA for testing.

In addition to Vault 8’s new Cross Platform Client for OS X and Linux (see below), we’ve been busy improving the Windows GUI Client, Command Line Client (CLC) , Web Admin UI, and other components of Vault. Some of the more noteworthy changes include:

  • Custom external editors which allows configuration of the tool of choice for Diff, View, Edit, and Merge based on a file’s extension

  • File Properties view which displays all available Repository Explorer File List information for a singly selected file in a dockable properties view

  • Ability to hide cloaked folders from within Repository Explorer’s Folder List

  • ‘FINDLABELS’ is a new command available in the Command Line Client allowing a search for items labeled with a particular search string for a folder or its sub-items

  • Numerous fixes and tweaks to the Web Admin UI, .NET GUI, CLC, Client side API, etc.

The Vault 8 release should happen sometime in December. More info regarding Vault 8 to come shortly!

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Now Available - Vault Cross Platform Client Preview 2

Posted by Jeff Clausius Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:00:00 GMT

Good afternoon, everyone!

The Vault Cross Platform Client (Vault CPC) Preview 2 is now available to the general public. There are a couple of issues that still need to be ironed out, but this Preview of the Vault CPC should provide users a with the look and feel of what is to come for Vault on Linux and the Mac.

Information related to system requirements, installation, instructions, and known issues can be found in the README file included with the download.

More information regarding the Vault CPC Preview 2, including download links, can be found at :

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Announcing the Vault Cross Platform Client [Preview 2]

Posted by Jeff Clausius Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT

For a while, we’ve been looking at solutions for running the Vault GUI Client application on non-Windows platforms. Well, after some hard work over the summer, we’ll soon be unveiling our next iteration of the Vault Cross Platform Client, Vault CPC Preview 2.

The Vault CPC will run on OS X (Lion or better) or Linux (GTK only), and for Preview 2 the Source Code Control (SCC) operations have been implemented. Label, Share, Pin, Check Out, Commit, Diff, etc. They’re all there.

I’ve attached some screen shots of the Vault CPC running on OS X. Stay tuned to this blog or the Vault web site ( for upcoming info regarding Vault CPC Preview 2 availability.


Vault 7 Update

Posted by Jeff Clausius Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:17:00 GMT

Wow, what a long and winding road it’s been since posting the roadmap at the start of this year.

Well, the wait is almost over. Vault 7 is currently undergoing the rigors of our QA group. Vault fans can look for the Vault 7 release in the upcoming days/weeks.

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Vault 7

Posted by Jeff Clausius Thu, 10 Jan 2013 09:08:00 GMT

With Vault 6.1 out the door, and some preliminary meetings behind us, we’ve published our first outline of what to expect - Vault 7 Feature Set

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Vault 6 Roadmap

Posted by Jeff Clausius Thu, 01 Sep 2011 21:04:00 GMT

You’ve seen my post about Find in Files and the updated Vault notification system for Vault 6. But, what we’ve been quiet about is a new platform - Mac OS X!

Until Vault 6, users just had a command line client or the Eclipse integration component to run Vault on other platforms. However, with Xamarin’s Mono platform, you’ll have the full capability of a Vault GUI client on Mac OS X at your fingertips. Also note, the Vault GUI client should be able to work on other Linux variants that support the Mono platform as well.

Here is the link to the Roadmap for this and the other features within Vault 6 - Vault 6 feature outline

Jeff Clausius Vault Dev Team

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Vault Update

Posted by Jeff Clausius Sat, 27 Aug 2011 21:59:00 GMT

As I sit down to this entry, Hurricane Irene is 90 miles from Cape Hatteras. For those of you on the East Coast, heed all evacuation orders, and please take all precautions to remain safe.

It’s been busy for us on the Vault Dev team since my last post, and I wanted to update you on our work. We’ve made excellent progress on the cornerstone features for Vault 6. The foundational framework has been coded for both Find in Files as well as Vault Notifications, and we are now working on the UI.

For those unaware, Find in Files allows searching for a string of text within text based files stored within the repository. As a file’s data will be indexed in its own database, searches will be more efficient than keeping or GETting files to disk and running recursive greps against those files. In regards to Vault Notifications, this feature will provide a central location for you to see various source code and work item events generated by your team’s activity. Need to know when when a file has its lock released? No problem. Set a notification. Need to know when a change set is committed or a change made to a bug in a project, set a notification. Like before, the Notification service can also be configured to send email for these events.

Oh, there is also one other HUGE announcement. (OK, at least I think it’s huge.) However, I don’t want to ruin the surprise. We’ll be updating the Vault 6 road map with this info very, very soon. Please stay tuned!

Let’s switch gears a bit and talk Vault 5. We haven’t been idle here these past few months, and are tentatively planning a Vault 5.1.2 release sometime this September. Coding is just about complete, and early builds are already in the hands of our QA department as well as a few select customers. In this maintenance release we’ve addressed some nuisances as well as tried to streamline a few areas. Some highlights of this release include:

  • A new option named “Use check box as selection.” This option allows users to control the check box selection for items in the Pending Change Set list as well as items in the Search Results. When the option is unchecked, check boxes are not used, and operations are based on the selected items. When the option is checked, check boxes are visible, but the behavior of the check box is used to select the item. This behavior is similar to the Windows Explorer option of the same name found in Windows Vista/7. Also, this change allowed the “Commit” command to be placed back in the context menu for the Pending Change Set.
  • Changes in the OnTime Integration Component to account for Axosoft’s change in authentication for OnTime 2011. Axosoft made a slight change with OnTime 2011 that broke compatibility with Vault’s Integration Component. Vault 5.1.2 addresses this problem as well as allow access for OnTime user’s configured with Windows Authentication to access Defects from within the Vault GUI client.
  • A new option in the Vault Import tool which allows user’s to skip importing labels and/or keep the import running after a label error. The VSS Import tool needed to take certain liberties with the restrictions on labels when creating VSS data within the Vault repository. Unfortunately, these labels would not allow VSS imported repositories to be exported/imported correctly to other Vault repositories. This option within the Vault Import tool allows the export/import of VSS created repositories to other Vault repositories.

That about wraps up this entry, and you’re now up to date. We appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm around Vault, and as always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

-Jeff Clausius Vault Dev Team

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An update on Vault 6.0

Posted by Jeff Clausius Mon, 24 Jan 2011 13:23:00 GMT

Over the last month or so, we’ve been working on the planned features for Vault 6.0. There has been great internal discussion on which new features and customer requests to include in this release.

The official Vault 6 feature page can be found here at Vault 6 feature outline -

Here are some of the more noteworthy features that are tentatively planned for Vault 6:

    Content Searching - Vault 6 will have an index on repository file content. Clients will be able to search for files containing a given text string.
    Event Notification - A new event notification system in which users will be notified directly within the client of changes to the repository or a work item.
    Classic Client - Vault 6’s Classic Client will implement the latest specification for Microsoft Source Code Control Interface (MSSCCI).

For the Vault Professional users:

    Time Tracking - Functionality for time allocation within a work item to let you manage and track the time users spent working on a feature or bug.
    Work Item Audit Trail - Vault 6 will improve functionality around capturing and displaying modifications made to a work item’s details.

Some really cool stuff!

We’re excited about this release, and are tentatively planning a Beta program for Summer 2011.

Jeff Clausius Vault 6 Dev Team

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Vault Standard/Professional

Posted by Jeff Clausius Mon, 01 Nov 2010 18:18:00 GMT

In case you haven’t heard, SourceGear Fortress underwent some changes and is now SourceGear Vault Professional 5.1.

While the release fixes some minor annoyances with Visual Studio integration, the biggest change comes in working with integrated Work Items from the Windows GUI client. Integrated work items are now center stage sharing the spotlight right within your change set. We will continue to explore new interoperability and improve our integration in future releases.

If you haven’t had a chance to see it, I invite you to download the Vault Professional client (, and take a look around.


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