Cornerstone Price Changes

Filed under: Cornerstone,General,News — Administrator @ 8:01 am

Cornerstone has been priced at $59.00 for a single-user license since its initial introduction in 2008. With the introduction of Cornerstone 3 today we are increasing the price of a single-user license to $69.00. This change is effective immediately.

Volume pricing tiers have been adjusted accordingly. Please see the Cornerstone Store for more information.

Announcing Cornerstone 3

Filed under: Cornerstone,General,News — Administrator @ 8:00 am

Cornerstone 3 represents a milestone for us. We’ve never invested so much time and energy into a release of Cornerstone before. From the small details in toolbar icons to the immense challenge of sandboxing an app of Cornerstone’s complexity, we’ve put our hearts and souls into this release. We hope it shows.

The most obvious difference is the completely redesigned user interface. Icons have been lavished with attention and components such as the Source List and Inspector have been rewritten from scratch. With a focus on aesthetics and workflow, we think you’ll find it not only gorgeous to look at but also an indispensable part of your toolset.

We’ve also invested heavily into re-engineering significant parts of Cornerstone to embrace sandboxing, Apple’s security technology. It’s something that other developers have shied away from, but we’ve embraced it and believe in the protection sandboxing delivers. So now, even if Cornerstone is compromised by malicious software, the other stuff on your Mac will remain safe.

So there you have it. Cornerstone 3 represents an incredible overhaul. From reviewing your own work to merging others’ changes, Cornerstone puts powerful and intuitive tools at your fingertips.

We can’t wait for you to try it out.

Cornerstone and OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Filed under: Cornerstone,General — Administrator @ 8:46 am

Yesterday Apple announced that OS X 10.10 Yosemite, which was introduced at this year’s WWDC, is now available for download from the App Store.

We have been running the various beta versions of Yosemite since June. Cornerstone didn’t run perfectly on early builds of the OS, but Apple has been busy fixing bugs and Cornerstone 2.7.14 runs fine on the final version.

However, Yosemite brings with it a significant overhaul of the Mac user interface. Such sweeping changes impact all Mac apps, and Cornerstone is no different. While the app runs fine on Yosemite, it doesn’t look particularly at home on the new OS.

But this will soon change. We have been hard at work polishing Cornerstone to fit right in on Yosemite and will release an update to 2.7 in the coming weeks to address the visual glitches and inconsistencies in the current version. The release is almost ready, but we’ve been delayed by Apple’s recent requirement that all new submissions to the App Store are built with Xcode 5.

Migrating to Apple’s newer toolchain unfortunately took longer than we anticipated, in particular because the older versions of Subversion included with Cornerstone (specifically 1.4 and 1.5) are no longer compatible with the compiler and libraries included with this version of Xcode. As a result, the next version of Cornerstone will drop support for these older versions of Subversion.

1.6, 1.7 and 1.8 will still be supported of course, but if you still need compatibility with 1.4 and 1.5 then you’ll be best served by sticking with 2.7.14.

Pricing Changes for Customers in the EU

Filed under: Cornerstone,General,News — Administrator @ 6:52 am

Since the release of Cornerstone 2, prices quoted in the Cornerstone store have not included VAT for customers located in the EU. Instead, VAT has been added to the price during checkout at the rate appropriate for the customer’s region.

As of March 8th 2012, prices quoted in the Cornerstone store include VAT for EU customers in order that prices are consistent with those quoted by Apple in the Mac App Store.

We've Partnered with Beanstalk

Filed under: Cornerstone,General,News — Administrator @ 2:50 am

We’re big fans of Beanstalk. In fact we like them so much we now host all of our production repositories there.

Beanstalk offers top-notch cloud-based version control with great deployment, integration and collaboration features. It also has one of the best user interfaces.

And that got us thinking: if we could integrate one of the leading repository-hosting platforms with the ultimate Subversion client, Mac users around the world would be in for a treat.

So that’s what we did.

The integration makes it super-easy to start using Beanstalk’s Subversion hosting with Cornerstone. If you already have a Beanstalk account just copy the URL from your repository’s info page and Cornerstone will automatically add the information it needs. All you need to do is provide your account details and you’re done.

To celebrate the new partnership, all Beanstalk account holders receive a 10% discount coupon for Cornerstone. Just log into Beanstalk and either create a new repository or visit the repository help page to get your discount code for use in the Cornerstone web store.

Server Outage

Filed under: General — Administrator @ 7:20 am

Zennaware’s site was down for a couple of hours today as a result of technical issues experienced by our hosting provider, Media Temple.

Media Temple were excellent throughout the entire incident and full service was restored within 1 hour of the issue coming to their attention.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.