Vault also supports some nice additional features. Sharing allows files to appear in multiple locations within projects, but if any changes are made to any of the copies, all copies are updated. Branching allows two files to be created from a single file, essentially branching off into two separate versions that are updated independently after the branch. The version and status of files on both the repository and the working folder are displayed on the client interface, allowing for easy comparison when looking through projects. Also, instead of simply overwriting older versions of files, Vault gives developers the option to merge the changes to a file into the older version.
Vault does have a few issues that could use improvement. The main concern with Vault is the speed. Occasionally with extremely large projects, developers can experience a substantial delay when first opening the application or when viewing folders containing a large number of files. While it is mostly easy to use, some minor parts of the interface could use improvement as well. In particular, when selecting working folders, the user must select the folder through a folder browser dialog, when sometimes it would be faster to simply type the folder name into a textbox.
SourceGear's Vault is a very good source code control application
overall. There are a few minor issues, but the additional
features Vault supports give it a distinct advantage over
SourceSafe and other source control products that we evaluated.
The Source Safe to Vault Import Tool made migration of the
entire DevGuru site to Vault effortless. An upgrade to version
1.0.3 was released soon after the initial launch of Vault
which greatly improved some of the speed issues. DevGuru strongly
recommends Vault for your source code control needs.
For more information, visit the Official Vault Website at SourceGear.