History Viewer

History Viewer
History Viewer


History Viewer is a PB IDE-Tool, that is working like a personal version controling system.
It is also useful as a kind of backup-system, cause you can simply restore almost any older Version of a source code and it doesn’t need much space.

Whenever you release a product, you should freeze the sources and sent them to the “released projects”.

(Looking for the linux version?)

It works like this:
Whenever you open a sourcecode it will look in its history, if this file allready is there.
If it isn’t it will create a copy of the whole file.
Whenever you close your IDE the changes to the previous version will be saved.

Feature List

  • – load/restore any older code-version
  • – delete single versions
  • – ignore single sources and/or complete folders
  • – create initial history data of complete source-code-folder
  • – update all historys with one click
  • – add binaries to released projects
  • – see differences between versions
  • – automatic backups
  • – create own templates
  • – use sqlite (for private history) or decentralized postgresql (on a server e.g.)
  • – data compressed (and incremental)
  • – freeze versions, when released
  • – starting new branches
  • – …

Just doubleclick the exe and find your PureBasic-Folder.

Just open History Viewer and go to ? / Check for update*

*Not possible at the time being, I first need to update my patch program.
For now, just unzip the whole archive and overwrite anything.



Update V2.20

  1. Added: You can set charset for sources without BOM
  2. Added: CSS of codeview now editable

Update V2.19

  1. Added: x64 Version
  2. Added: Treeview can be changed (front color, back color, font)
  3. Changed: changed to unicode

Update V2.18

  1. Added: Any individual history is deletable now. (Changes will be integrated in the following history)
  2. Changed: Select Archive Window now resizable
  3. Changed: Added a Version ComboBox to Archive-Window
  4. Fixed: When enabled “store histories directly on saving” no more backups have been created

Update V2.17

  1. Added Storing histories into db directly after saving (not recommended, but requested)
  2. Changed: Position of Inputbox
  3. Changed: Adding Versions in projectview will now offer a suggestion (using last version of a project and adding ‘#2’)
  4. Fixed: Inputbox didn’t show, when hv looses focus (resulting in a no more usable hv)
  5. Fixed Properties of binaries are now disabled (and won’t crash hv anymore)

Update V2.16

  1. – Added deleting of history folders
  2. – Changed: Splitter now resizable to x=0
  3. – Improved deleting/ignoring speed (but not much)

Update V2.15

  1. – Added possibility to search inside code (CTRL+F)
  2. – Added defaultfont to templates

Update V2.14

  1. – Improved History-Creation-Speed, so hv won’t block your pc anymore at the end
  2. – Improved History Output:
    When selecting a history, the complete History will be loaded into memory.
    Then you can change between versions and/or templates nearly instantly
    (Well o.k., huge sources will still need some time to load into the WebGadget)
  3. – Put History Output in an extra threat
  4. – Fixed Copy/Move into released projects(No one realized this??)
  5. – Added possibility to copy historys (for starting new branches)
  6. – Added quickjump Window for Procedures and Structures (CTRL + I[nfo])
  7. – Some more things i forgot…

Update V2.13

  1. – Changed format of backup files!
    The old backup files are no longer usable, you can delete them.
    Now formats are the same for sqlite and postgre.This means, you can upload a postgre sql-backup into a sqlite database and vice versa.
  2. – Fixed a few things with the tool-installation.
  3. – Very first linux version ready for your pleasure.
  4. – Fixed a few bugs.

Update V2.12

  1. – Fixed Singlequotes and backslashes.
  2. – Added possibility to rename files/folders

Update V2.10

  1. – Added possibility to directly install into JaPBe
  2. – Added PostgreSQL!
    Now it is possible to use a centralized Historydatabase.
    (usable from anywhere)
  3. – Added possibility to delete the very last history
  4. – Added help file (not much in it, it’s just the beginning)
  5. – Changed from JCalG1 to zip.
    All of your histories have to get updated!
    (This is to make the database also usable with linux and Mac)
  6. – Added option to delete tempfiles when closing IDE.
  7. – Added program parameters to allow History Viewer to be used with other programing languages
  8. – […]

Update V2.01

  1. – Added possibility to ignore files/folders
  2. – Fixed installation (sometimes it won’t install in the PB IDE)
  3. – Added possibility to rebuild Database
    (when deleting historys/binaries, the database won’t get any smaller, so you can now make use of the rebuild function)
  4. – Some internal fixes


Size: 1.54MB
Version: V2.20
Published: September 3, 2015