SourceGear & Ximian

Great news, and hopefully a step in the right direction. I’ve been following SourceGear for years, as I use their SourceOffSite products to connect to client’s remote SourceSafe databases. SourceGear has developed a powerful replacement for the file-server model SourceSafe, a new product called “Vault.” While a promising client-server, low-bandwidth architecture, I was disappointed when they chose to limit themselves to the Microsoft platform with .NET languages and SQL Server as their back-end, making for a more expensive and more platform-dependent application, a more difficult sell to my clients in these lean times. Now, SourceGear has announced a venture with Mono to port clients to other platforms. My hope is that the server may follow.

SourceGear and Ximian Announce Partnership. Link from OSNews

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