A comparison among VSS Remote Access Tools including SourceOffSite, SourceAnyWhere and VSS Remoting

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  1. To view the full article, please visit
    http://www.BetterVssRemoting.com


    Better VSS Remote Access Tool

    This article makes a detailed comparison among SourceAnyWhere,
    SourceOffSite, VSS Remoting and possible others.

    Keywords: VSS Remote Access, VSS Web Access, VSS Internet Access,
    SourceSafe Remote Access, SourceSafe Web Access, SourceSafe

    Internet Access, SourceOffSite, SourceAnyWhere, VSS Remoting

    Index
    1. Overview
    2. Comparison Summary
    3. Test Environment
    4. Test Methodology
    5. Breakdown
    5.1 Speed
    5.2 Stability
    5.3 Security
    5.4 VSS Feature Support
    5.5 Usability
    5.6 Diff/Merge
    5.7SCCI Integration
    5.8 Cross Platform
    6 Others


    1. Overview


    What does the article do? It makes a comparison among SourceAnyWhere
    3.1, SourceOffSite 4.1 and VSS Remoting 2.5.

    Our initiative is to make an unbiased, objective, repeatable and
    verifiable comparison:
    a. Real project is used. The project I use is eMule, which is at
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/emule/
    b. Detailed steps are presented. You can follow the detailed steps
    easily.
    c. If you want to make a comment, I can be reached at
    .

    If you need more info, please visit their official websites:

    SourceAnyWhere (SAW) from DynamSoft
    http://www.dynamsoft.com

    SourceOffSite (SOS) from SourceGear
    http://www.sourcegear.com

    VSS Remoting from Source Remoting
    http://www.sourceremoting.com

    Want to add a product? Write to me:


    The real result may vary if you do the test in different environment or
    different files are used. However, the basic concept

    of this comparison, such as which one is the fastest, which one has
    more VSS features, should be applicable everywhere.


    To view the full article, please go to
    http://www.bettervssremoting.com


    2. Comparison Summary (5 star ***** is the best)

    Speed Comparison
    SAW *****
    SOS **
    VSS Remoting **

    Stability Comparison
    SAW ****
    SOS ***
    VSS Remoting **

    Security
    SAW ****
    SOS ***
    VSS Remoting ***

    VSS Feature Support
    SAW ****
    SOS ****
    VSS Remoting ****

    Usability
    SAW ****
    SOS **
    VSS Remoting **

    Diff/Merge
    SAW ****
    SOS ****
    VSS Remoting **

    IDE Integration
    SAW ***
    SOS ***
    VSS Remoting ****

    Cross Platform
    SAW *
    SOS ****
    VSS Remoting ***

    Speed:
    I am totally surprised and excited by the speed of SourceAnyWhere. For
    Get, Checkout and other operations, SourceAnyWhere can


    be up to 40+ times faster than SourceOffSite and VSS Remoting.


    Stability:
    SourceAnyWhere never has any problem in the whole test.

    VSS Remoting has difficulty to add files.

    SourceOffSite has several problems when it comes to stability. It fails
    often when I try to add big files. The big problem of

    SourceOffSite is cancel. There is no cancel support in IDE integration.
    After a cancel operation in Add, Checkin, Checkout or

    Get in SourceOffSite Explorer, the CPU usage of SourceOffSite server
    goes up to almost 100% and can not come down, unless the

    server is restarted.

    Security:
    What makes SourceAnyWhere unique is the password policy.
    All the products use 128-bit cryptography.
    SourceOffSite and SourceAnyWhere use BlowFish.
    VSS Remoting uses HTTPS.


    VSS Feature Support:
    Weakness and strengths equally exist in them three.


    Usability:
    SAW is the best. All the Windows of SAW is in Win32 style. It can
    detect if a file is changed automatically.


    Diff/Merge
    In File Diff (2-way)/File Merge (3-way), SourceAnyWhere and
    SourceOffSite run neck and neck; VSS Remoting has a low
    performance

    IDE Integration:
    SourceAnyWhere, SourceOffSite and VSS Remoting all support MSSCCI
    Integration.
    VSS Remoting supports DreamWeaver integration

    I have not tested the IDE integration intensively. I give this rate
    just according to manual of the three products.


    Cross Platform:
    SourceOffSite can cross most popular platforms, VSS Remoting has a web
    interface which can login server through web


    3. Test Environment

    Test Data

    Real project is used for test
    All eMule0.44c and eMule0.44d files are downloaded from Sourceforge
    Download eMule0.44c (3.1M) and eMule0.44d (3.1M) used in the test
    Big Files are simulated files created by us

    Server Configuration

    P4, 2.8G, 256M RAM, Windows XP Professional
    SourceAnyWhere profession 3.1 DEMO Server
    SourceOffSite4.1 with Cryptography DEMO Server
    VSS Remoting Server 2.5
    Visual SourceSafe6.0 + Sp6

    Client Configuration

    P4 Celeron 2.0G, 256M RAM, Windows 2003
    ADSL connection
    SourceAnyWhere profession 3.1
    SourceOffSite 4.1 with Cryptography
    VSS Remoting Client 2.5


    4. Test Methodology

    All the three products are tested on the same computers and internet
    connection

    All the three products are tested on the same data set

    All the three products are tested with the same process

    For speed test, every action is carried out 5 times

    The initial state of the VSS database is empty (newly created)


    5. Breakdown

    To view the detailed test results and other features, please visit
    http://www.BetterVssRemoting.com
    bettervssremoting, Feb 28, 2005
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