VersionX 2.0 finally available!

In December 2010 I started developing VersionX 1.0 as a pet project. Now, 16 months later, I'm very glad to announce the immediate release of VersionX 2.0 - more stable, powerful, better organised, and available for MODX 2.0-2.2. 

While you can view the entire 2.0 changelog on Github, here's the gist of what you really want to know right now:

  1. Keeps track of changes to Resources (including TV values), Templates, Template Variables, Chunks, Snippets and Plugins. If you don't want to version a specific type of element, you can also disable that per element type.
  2. Offers a central component to view the details of versions and compare them for Resources, Templates and Template Variables.
  3. Offers the ability to revert Resources to a prior state.
  4. Has the (optional) ability to display tabs with a versions grid on Resource and Template update forms. 
  5. It's free (though donations are appreciated)

VersionX is now available as a release candidate from the MODX Extras Repository, and the source as well as issues list is available on Github

  • Adds a new tab to Resource and Template panels (more to follow) for seamless integration

    Adds a new tab to Resource and Template panels (more to follow) for seamless integration

  • Also integrates with Custom Resource Classes, such as the Revolution 2.2 extra Articles

    Also integrates with Custom Resource Classes, such as the Revolution 2.2 extra Articles

  • Allows side-by-side comparison for Resources, Templates and Template Variables (more to follow)

    Allows side-by-side comparison for Resources, Templates and Template Variables (more to follow)

  • Works with Revolution 2.0.8, 2.1.5, 2.2 and the latest from Github. (Some functionality excluded in 2.2, 2.0.x to be deprecated soon)

    Works with Revolution 2.0.8, 2.1.5, 2.2 and the latest from Github. (Some functionality excluded in 2.2, 2.0.x to be deprecated soon)

  • Ability to create snapshot of all existing data during the setup progress to give you a baseline for comparison.

    Ability to create snapshot of all existing data during the setup progress to give you a baseline for comparison.

You can help!

We're currently in a release candidate phase. That means I have been using it for months on my own and client sites, but that it could probably do with more real world testing and people breaking it in ways I wouldn't have been able of thinking off.

Here's some ways to help shape up VersionX:

  • First of all: install it, use it, think of ways to make it better and post it on Github.
  • Developers: find bugs or requested features, and use Github to send over a pull request with your addition.
  • International folks: translate the lexicon file (just one for now) to your native tongue for inclusion in the next version.
  • Make a donation.
  • Spread the word! Blog about it, point people to the package when they need Versioning, share it on facebook or tweet it out!