April 4, 2012

Vault/Vault Pro 6.0 Preview 2

We have released a second 6.0 preview with additional features, including a Mac OS X client, for users who wish to review, test, and offer feedback on the new features of Vault 6.0.

For more information, visit the Vault 6.0 Preview 2 page.

February 7, 2012

Vault/Vault Pro 6.0 Preview

We have released a Vault 6.0 preview for users who wish to review, test, and offer feedback on the new features of Vault 6.0.

For more information, visit the Vault 6.0 Preview page.

September 14, 2011

Vault/Vault Pro 5.1.2 Released

Vault 5.1.2 and Vault Pro 5.1.2 have been released. Download now or view the release notes (Vault/Vault Pro).

September 2, 2011

Vault 6 Feature Outline Update

Development of the next major release of Vault is well underway. Vault 6.0 will include many exciting features that have been requested by our customers. The latest information about this release, along with a few screenshots, can be found in our Vault 6 Feature outline.

July 25, 2011

Veracity 1.0 Release

SourceGear is pleased to announce that Veracity 1.0.0 is now available for download at

Veracity is an open source DVCS (Distributed Version Control System) featuring:

  • Decentralized database
  • User accounts
  • Built as a set of libraries
  • Written in C
  • Embedded JavaScript engine for scripting and hooks
  • Push/Pull over HTTP
  • Serialized data structures in JSON
  • Apache License 2.0
  • Formal rename and move
  • Repository storage plugins
  • Multiple working copies per repository instance
  • File locks
  • Hash functions SHA-1, SHA-2, Skein
  • Work item tracking
  • Build management
  • Burndown charts

Veracity 1.0.0 has been tested on the following platforms


  • Windows XP SP3 32-bit
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2 32-bit
  • Windows Vista SP2 32 and 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 32 and 64-bit
  • Windows 7 SP1 32 and 64-bit


  • Snow Leopard
  • Lion


  • Ubuntu 10.04
  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04
May 20, 2011

Veracity 0.9.0 Release - Now with installers!

I'm happy to announce the release of Veracity 0.9.0 today, which for the first time includes installers!

Next week, Veracity will have been self-hosting for one full year. We began dogfooding Veracity on May 24th, 2010. We think it's gotten pretty decent, and we're ready to extend its audience beyond the people willing to build it themselves from source.

The following installers are available from http://sourcegear.com/veracity/downloads.html:

  • Windows msi:
    • 32-bit installers support XP and later
    • 64-bit installers support Vista and later
    • non-privileged installers: current Windows user only, no administrative rights required
  • Linux deb packages supporting Ubuntu 10.04 and later (32 and 64-bit)
  • Intel Mac universal dmg (32 or 64-bit)

As before, the source tarball is also there.

Note that on Windows, the Tortoise client is still a work in progress and therefore isn't installed. If you're building veracity from source, however, the Tortoise client is in there.

Changes we've made since the 0.7.0 release last month include:

  • The server can be put in a read-only mode
  • Several server stability bug fixes
  • Lots of bug fixes in the command-line interface
  • Lots of bug fixes in the web interface
  • Overhaul of vv branch syntax. Type "vv help branch" for details.
  • Added branch and file history filters to web interface
  • Tortoise client has a functional history dialog

Previous users of Veracity should also be aware that branches changed significantly. Branches created with an 0.7.0 build won't be visible with an 0.9.0 binary. If you want to keep them, make a note of them before upgrading and re-add them with "vv branch add-head". As noted above, "vv branch help" gives full detail on the new branch syntax.

There was some debate among the team as to whether we should call this a public beta. The software is beta quality: there are no known serious bugs, but we still have some tinkering to do. And it's not quite feature complete. With a little luck (and lots of hard work) next month's release will be feature complete. At that point it will unequivocally be a public beta.

This is a big milestone for the team here at SourceGear. Let us know what you think!
Ian Olsen
Veracity Project Manager

January 24, 2011

Vault 6 Feature Outline

Development of the next major release of Vault is well underway. Vault 6.0 will include many exciting features that have been requested by our customers. Here are a few of the more noteworthy features that are tentatively planned.

Vault Professional / Standard

  • Content Search - Quickly find text in your repository.

  • Event Notifications - In addition to Email Notifications already in the product, Vault 6.0 will display updates to the source control repository and work items directly within Visual Studio, Eclipse, and the stand-alone GUI client. Developers will be kept informed in real-time of changes made by their team without having to leave their development environment.

  • Expanded IDE integration - Robust improvements to the Vault Classic Client will allow integration into more IDEs, particularly SQL Server Management Studio.

Vault Professional (Work Items)

  • Time Tracking - Users and Managers will be able to track actual (billable/non-billable) time spent on any particular work item.

  • Improved Work Item Audit trail - Quickly see differences in the audit trail for changes made to the description of any work item during work cycles.

We have tentatively set a Beta release for the Summer of 2011. Stay tuned for more details - We'll post them here as the development of Vault 6 proceeds and nears completion.

November 1, 2010

Goodbye Fortress – Hello Vault Professional Edition!

SourceGear is proud to announce that Fortress 2.0 is now Vault Professional Edition 5.1. More than just a name change, this new release is an exciting upgrade to Fortress 2.0, including integration with Axosoft OnTime, the award winning project management and bug tracking software. Simultaneous with this change, we have renamed SourceGear Vault to SourceGear Vault Standard Edition. Best of all, we’ve dropped the price on Vault Professional (Fortress) from $599 to just $449/user!

Okay.  Explain that Again?

Gladly!  We’ve changed the name of Fortress to “Vault Professional Edition.”  At the same time, we’ve changed Vault to “Vault Standard Edition.”
Both of these changes are in conjunction with an exciting new release.  The latest version of Vault Pro (the software formerly known as Fortress) is now 5.1; likewise the latest version of Vault Standard is now 5.1.
Both new releases are free upgrades to existing Fortress 2.0 or Vault 5.0 users, or users of earlier versions with current maintenance.
Sweet. What about the new pricing?

The retail price of Vault Professional Edition 5.1 is $449/user – that’s $150 less than Fortress 2.0.
The retail price of Vault Standard 5.1 is now $349/user.
What’s different about Vault Pro 5.1 & Vault Standard 5.1?

Vault Professional 5.1 now offers users more choice in integrated Work Item Tracking solutions.  Vault Pro includes integration with Axosoft OnTime defects.  It also ships with a tightly-integrated, complete Work Item Tracking solution from SourceGear – the original Fortress Bug Tracking solution -- which will continue to be fully supported and developed by SourceGear.
Vault Pro 5.1 and  Vault Standard 5.1 also have several bug fixes, additional polish, and the many minor enhancements customers have come to expect from SourceGear’s point releases.
Why the change? I liked Fortress the way it was.

So did we.  But we believe this change will make it clear that Vault Standard and Vault Professional are part of the same family, and both built on the same rock-solid Version Control technology.
We also believe the Vault Professional name will help communicate that the product offers enhancements that can make your life a lot easier -- including always knowing what Work Item a checkin relates to (and vice-versa), the ability to create and save custom queries, integration with CruiseControl.NET to provide continuous integration and build support, and a lot more.
With the price change, we’re trying to make it easier for customers to make the move to Vault Pro, and take advantage of the many efficiencies that come with integrated Work Item tracking and Build Integration.
Finally, we’re also tremendously excited to be partnering with Axosoft.  We think their Project Management Solution is cool, and so do their thousands of customers.  
Do you have any Fortress t-shirts left? Those have to be collector’s items!

Not in your size. Sorry.

October 19, 2010

Veracity 0.5 released

The 0.5 source release is available here.

The latest nightly build is always available here

Veracity 0.5 Release Notes:

  • Full 64-bit support
  • Core performance improvements:
    • More efficient changeset format
    • Better caching of working folder status
    • Massive DAG-walking speedup, affecting update, push, pull, etc.
  • Repository instance revision numbers (like hg’s)
  • Web UI improvements:
    • Lots of performance improvements, particularly the activity stream
    • Improved burndown chart accuracy
    • Friendlier layout for adding and editing bugs
    • Graphical DAG for source history
    • Layout improvements viewing changesets
    • Improved progress indicators throughout
    • Bug relationships: blocks, depends on, duplicates
    • Internet Explorer 8+ compatibility
  • Merge improvements
    • Default integration with SourceGear Diffmerge
    • Resolve handles additional divergent move/rename/delete cases
  • Building from source, particularly on Windows, has gotten easier.
  • In progress:
    • Integration with other diff/merge tools
    • Repository packing
    • REST API port to server-side Javascript

Compatibility Notes:

Since the 0.3 release in July, most everything has changed.

  • The repository format has changed.
  • The layout of .sgdrawer in working copies has changed.
  • The contents of ~/.sgcloset has changed.
  • REST APIs, including those used by push/pull/clone, have changed.

  • Repositories created with 0.3 will not work with 0.5, and vice versa.

  • Settings saved in .sgcloset by older builds may not show up 0.5.
  • Working copies should be recreated with the new version.
  • Clients and servers must be the same version to play nice together.
July 21, 2010

SourceGear announces Veracity

The next step in Distributed Version Control Systems


SourceGear announced today at O'Reilly OSCON a new open source project, SourceGear Veracity.” Veracity is a new breed of DVCS (distributed version control system), similar in concept to Mercurial and Git, but more ambitious.

In addition to full-featured version control, Veracity offers a number of features intended to demonstrate the benefits of distributed version control to larger corporate environments and Windows developers, including:

A Decentralized Database

Unlike existing DVCS tools, Veracity includes a decentralized database, which can be used for most types of Application Lifecycle Management data. Database changesets can be pushed, pulled and merged in the same manner as source code changesets. The current implementation makes use of this database for tags, comments, bug tracking and user accounts.

Pluggable Storage Layers

Veracity features pluggable storage layers, allowing end-users more flexibility in the way data is managed at a basic level. For example, Veracity will allow the repository to be stored in an enterprise database like Oracle on the server, while developers on the desktop can use something lighter.

Unparalleled Integration

From the very beginning, Veracity was designed to provide excellent integration into a wide variety of existing systems. The entire project provides first-class support for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Linux and Windows. The current set of APIs includes C, JavaScript and REST.

Eric Sink, founder of SourceGear, commented, “Blah, blah, blah. Nobody takes these quotes seriously anyway. If anybody wants to know what I think about Veracity or DVCS, just tell them to read my blog.”

Veracity is not yet ready for widespread usage. The source code (in C and Javascript) for Veracity 0.3 has been made available as open source under the Apache License v2 at www.sourcegear.com/veracity.

June 14, 2010

Vault 5.0.4/Fortress 2.0.4 released

Vault 5.0.4 and Fortress 2.0.4 have been released. Download now or view the release notes (Vault/Fortress).

May 26, 2010

SourceOffSite 5.0.3 released

SourceOffSite 5.0.3 has been released. Download now or view the release notes.

May 13, 2010

SourceGear gets a facelift

Today we're rolling out a newly designed logo and overall company look. Changes have been made to our website, support forum and store. These changes will be reflected in our products as new versions are released.

March 31, 2010

SourceOffSite 5.0.2 released

SourceOffSite 5.0.2 has been released. Faster than ever, with powerful new features never before available to SourceSafe users.

February 4, 2010

Vault 5.0.3 and Fortress 2.0.3 released

SourceGear Vault 5.0.3 and Fortress 2.0.3 have now been released. Including Shelve, VSS Handoff, WebDAV support and a redesigned Work Item tracking interface. See the Development Blog for more details.