Perforce SCM system brings code management to OS X

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Perforce Software Inc. has announced the release of its Software Configuration Management (SCM) system for Mac OS X. The software enables developers to manage changes they make when developing software.

The Perforce SCM System runs on over 50 platforms, and provides version control, workspace management, atomic change transaction and a branching model. Because the Perforce SCM system supports multiple platforms, the developer claims it's easy to share code between operating systems.

Perforce COO Nigel Chanter said that his company was responding to customer requests for a dedicated SCM system for Mac OS X. The company counts Macromedia and Symantec among its customer base. "Developers' needs drive our product enhancements and we expect Mac OS X to be an integral part of mixed platform development environments," said Chanter. Perforce indicated that Mac-related development now accounts for more than 10 percent of the projects Perforce SCM customers are working on.

The Perforce SCM system for Mac OS X is available immediately. CWPerforce -- a plug-in developed for CodeWarrior 7 and OS X -- will be available in December 2001.

Perforce makes a 45-day trial version available for any development team that wants to try it; the trial comes with free technical support as well. A free and unlimited two-user version is also available for download. Licenses start at US$600 per person, with the price decreasing as the number of licenses increases. More details are available online.

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