Cornerstone
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Cornerstone allows you to take control of Subversion with a client application that was specifically designed for Mac users. Cornerstone integrates all of the features you need to interact with your repository and does so in an elegant and easy-to-use fashion.

Whether you're new to versioning or a Subversion expert, Cornerstone will help streamline your workflow and make version control more transparent.
  • Combines the elegance of the Mac with the power of Subversion.
  • Perfect companion to Xcode, BBEdit, TextMate, Coda, etc.
  • Use Subversion without
What's New
Version 2.7.12:
  • Cornerstone crashes on OS X 10.9 when saving a change to the global ignore settings. This issue was incorrectly reported as fixed in 2.7.11.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Cornerstone User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Count Sessine reviewed on 28 Sep 2013
Garbage.

Yes, it has lots of features. Not as many as you can find on other platforms, but its not half-bad.

Yes, it's easy to use. You won't have any problems learning how to get around this tool.

So why do I say that it's 'garbage'? I wouldn't say that unless it was really, really bad - bad enough that you'll abandon it within a month of shelling out for a license.

Cornerstone is PAINFULLY slow. When I start my day, I want to do an svn update and then get working. Typically, at the command line or with other clients, svn update will take about 15s with a non-trivial codebase and a LAN connection. So how does this work out with Cornerstone?

Well, start up Cornerstone. Then wait. And wait. And wait some more. Maybe a good 5 minutes. It wants to do SOMETHING with your working copy. It isn't an svn status - that's quite fast (about 10s). No - whatever Cornerstone is doing with your working copy, it's done inefficiently and it takes a LONG time (5 minutes?)

So what? Just update while Cornerstone does its thing, right? Well, you can't. Cornerstone is stupidly synchronous and won't let you update until its finished its business with your working copy.

Want to find out what someone did yesterday? Look at the log, of course. svn log only takes a couple of seconds with most clients, right? Well with Cornerstone, you'll be waiting a good 3 minutes for it to stupidly ask your svn server for the same old log entries its requested dozens of times before. Because it doesn't cache them. Wonderful!

This tool isn't fit for use. Its clear that either the Cornerstone team don't dogfood and use their own tool, or if they do, then Cornerstone itself is trivially small and they don't realize just how bad it is with a medium-size codebase. Adding insult to injury, these guys actually have a web page where you can 'vote' for new features! Tolerable performance on a Core i7 with a flash hard drive ISN'T A FEATURE! IT'S MANDATORY!
[Version 2.7.10]

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Count Sessine replied on 28 Sep 2013
I should point out that if you want the best svn client for OSX, you're probably stuck with either the command line client, or SmartSVN (as much as it pains me to recommend SmartSVN). At least SmartSVN basically works and doesn't make you wait 5 minutes at a time to accomplish trivial tasks. Its got a pretty miserable UI, but at least you can get your work done.
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Mysticalos replied on 27 Feb 2014
I've never had a problem with it caching log entries. It definitely caches them in the currentuser/cache folder. Only bug that annoys me with simple work around is it only queries for new log entries every OTHER time you click "log". In other words. you click log, get new entries. Click log again, even an hour later, nota. Click it a 3rd time, it gets new entries. 4th, nota. Not sure why it is coded this way but it is. i used to quit and reopen app before i realized I just had to click it twice for new entries. However, it definitely pulls only new entries and reads old ones from cache.

Now if you are a user who obsesses about emptying caches often for space, or cause some run of mill optimizer utility says to, this will make your logs not stay cached.
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Macd commented on 08 Apr 2013
Ever since they switched to App Store distribution, the updates (even to non App Store version) are extremely slow… This is getting rather annoying, especially when they can't fix an extremely easy-to-fix bug - I know, I'm a programmer as well - which was reported several months ago. Their reason for the delay? App Store review delays. Well and why should I care? I didn't buy the App Store version (was a customer from well before it became available there), and moreover, I WOULD NOT buy at all if it was only available on App Store. JUST for the reason stated above (I don't want to support slow response/update cycles always resulting in App Store distribution switches..)
Oh well. Still the best SVN app for Mac, but now not as much loved.
[Version 2.7.9]

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Star-Affinity replied on 14 Jun 2013
Not true anymore I guess? At least seems you can get it directly from the developer at the time I'm writing this.
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Star-Affinity replied on 14 Jun 2013
Can an admin please remove my comment below? I misread Macd's text and was to hasty with the ”Submit” button.
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dufreyne reviewed on 27 Mar 2013
Just bought a personal license. Expensive - yes! But it worth every cent of it, incredible software. Swiss made
[Version 2.7.9]


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cybervision reviewed on 08 Mar 2013
Perfect, one of the best SVN clients!
[Version 2.7.9]


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+25

Fabro reviewed on 13 Feb 2013
Simply the best SVN app for the Mac platform!
[Version 2.7.9]


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goofansu reviewed on 29 Aug 2012
I tried, very stable and easy to use.
Consider to buy a license.
[Version 2.7.7]


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Helmo Hass commented on 29 Aug 2012
hummm
if i'm not wrong i have this release installed since June!!!

maybe a typo? or just a holydays refresh? :)
[Version 2.7.7]


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Drtyrell969 reviewed on 28 Aug 2012
I've been through every SVN software client on the Mac. I've paid thousands of dollars for crap like PerForce, and tested every thing in between. Cornerstone is the most elegant highly functional SVN client to date. It's beautiful, simple to use, and never gets in the way of doing our work. It also has the best REPAIR features of any SVN client. You screw something up? Cornerstone can usually repair things with the select of a menu item. Highly recommend.
[Version 2.7.6]


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Priosantos-Jan reviewed on 04 Apr 2012
Clean uncluttered GUI. One of, if not the best app in its kind. Makes comparing versions a doodle.
Highly recommended !!
[Version 2.7.3]


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Pwenzel reviewed on 27 Mar 2012
I bought Versions several years ago, but am ready to abandon it for Cornerstone's fantastic merging capabilities. Versions worked great in the old days, even on huge repositories, but Cornerstone takes the cake when it comes to simplifying merging, a task I deal with several days a week.

Though I'm typically a Git fan, my company continues to use Subversion to manage many projects, and this fits the bill.
[Version 2.7.2]


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Shock-J had trouble on 31 Aug 2009
Will not launch under Snow Leopard. PLEASE FIX.
[Version 1.1.7.23]



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EwaS2046 rated on 30 Sep 2013

[Version 2.7.10]



otsu rated on 27 Jul 2013

[Version 2.7.10]



Kalpesh-Gamit rated on 15 Feb 2013

[Version 2.7.9]



+11

cybervision rated on 01 Sep 2012

[Version 2.7.7]



somethingstrange rated on 25 Aug 2012

[Version 2.7.6]



startamovement rated on 05 Apr 2012

[Version 2.7.3]



+23

Priosantos-Jan rated on 04 Apr 2012

[Version 2.7.3]



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Godefroyr rated on 22 Feb 2012

[Version 2.7.1]



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s.peter rated on 12 Jan 2012

[Version 2.6]



tillkruess rated on 06 Jan 2012

[Version 2.6]


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Date:27 Feb 2014
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Cornerstone allows you to take control of Subversion with a client application that was specifically designed for Mac users. Cornerstone integrates all of the features you need to interact with your repository and does so in an elegant and easy-to-use fashion.

Whether you're new to versioning or a Subversion expert, Cornerstone will help streamline your workflow and make version control more transparent.
  • Combines the elegance of the Mac with the power of Subversion.
  • Perfect companion to Xcode, BBEdit, TextMate, Coda, etc.
  • Use Subversion without having to install it on 10.4 Tiger.
  • All-in-one UI mode optimized for use on laptops and other small displays.
  • Multiple-window UI mode optimized for use on desktop systems with large (or even multiple) displays.
  • And much much more.
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