Software configuration management (SCM) solution developer Perforce Software Inc. has announced the release of its Perforce Visual Client (P4V) for Mac OS X and Linux.
Perforce’s SCM system enables software developers to manage version control and workspace management, and it’s especially geared towards working with multiple operating systems, between developers in multiple locations. The company said its release of a Mac version of P4V extends its existing interfaces to bring a full graphical user interface to all developers.
Perforce P4V already supports command line access, Windows, Web and IDE plug-ins, and was developed using Trolltech’s Qt, a multiplatform C++ application development framework.
According to Perforce founder and CTO Christopher Seiwald, support for the Mac has been available “all along,” but the company’s interfaces were geared toward customers working on different platforms for primary development, with the Mac offered as a porting platform.
“Now we have the first class SCM tool for Mac developers, period,” said Seiwald. “And it’s easy to see that Linux is no longer an esoteric domain: mainstream development efforts require an easily accessible SCM tool. P4V is that.”
P4V is now bundled with the Perforce Server for no additional charge.