The "Native Source Safe Open Tool For JBuilder" provides JBuilder developers access into Microsoft's Visual Source Safe v6.0 (MS VSS). Many Source Safe plug-in implementations (including Borland's) use the command line interface to access MS VSS. The command-line interface is difficult to code for because the output must be extracted using complicated string parsing. This tends to be very inefficient. In addition, if the Source Safe command-line interface returns messages in a language other than what the tool developer coded for, the plug-in will simply not work.
The "Native Source Safe Open Tool For JBuilder" overcomes the problems of the command line interface by natively accessing the Source Safe API DLL. This makes the plug-in very fast. Users of international versions of MS VSS will still be able use the plug-in (although the dialogs will still be in English). The product uses a JNI to COM bridge called jacoZoom. It provides tools for generating Java wrapper classes around Windows COM objects.
The following is a list of features that the "Native Source Safe Open Tool For JBuilder" includes:
To download the latest version of the "Native Source Safe Open Tool For JBuilder v2.0", click on the link below.
NOTE: You will need an evaluation key to use the product. An evaluation key can be requested using the form below.
JB_NativeSourceSafe_20.zip (999 KB)
To request a 30 day evaluation key for the "Native Source Safe Open Tool For JBuilder v2.0", enter your name and e-mail address into the form below. An evaluation key will e-mailed to you.
NOTE: The name field is used to generate the license key. Please, do not enter any accented or international characters, or an invalid key may be generated that will not work with the open tool plug-in.