Chapter 2. Client

Table of Contents

Client Window
The Project List
The File List
File Status
The Status Window
Quick Access Toolbar
Running Simultaneous Clients
Command Line Client
IDE Client

The SourceOffSite Client software can be installed on any machine the user would like to access the Visual SourceSafe database.

The Client software is available for Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7. Linux and Solaris (SPARC) client software is also available for Solaris (x86) platform via the SourceOffSite 4.2 release.  

Please note: The SourceOffSite GUI interface of the Unix Client is that of SourceOffSite 4.2.  UNIX users should see the help files of this previous version for a more accurate description of features.

The first time the SourceOffSite Client is run, it will retrieve a complete copy of the hierarchy of the Visual SourceSafe database. This process may take a few minutes over a slow connection. Thereafter, the hierarchy of the database is cached locally and can be updated as needed when projects change.