Perforce Software Tackles Macintosh and Linux Development Markets
with New Graphical User Interface

Developers embrace visual tool’s native look and feel

Alameda, Calif., July 15, 2003 — Perforce Software today announced its
first full graphical user interface (GUI), the Perforce Visual Client
(P4V), for the Macintosh and Linux platforms. Complementing Perforce’s
existing interfaces — command line, Windows, Web, and IDE plug-ins — the
new full GUI for Mac and Linux brings Perforce to all developers (see
attached Screenshots).

“With the Macintosh, we’ve always been there and never been there,” said
Christopher Seiwald, founder and chief technical officer of Perforce
Software. “We’ve supported it all along, but our interfaces were geared
towards customers with their primary development on other platforms, with
the Mac as a porting platform. Now we have the first class SCM tool for Mac
developers, period. 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.”

=93I work remotely and Perforce is much faster than other source control
systems I=92ve worked with,=94 said Dan Maser, software developer at
Interactive Intelligence. =93I used the Beta release of P4V and really liked
its native look and feel.=94

P4V was written with Trolltech’s Qt, a multiplatform C++ application
development framework. This allowed Perforce Software to write one
application that runs on both Linux and Mac OS X operating systems, yet
ensures a native look and feel and the performance that Perforce users have
come to expect.

Availability & Pricing of the Perforce Visual Client (P4V) P4V will be
available for general release in mid-July. P4V is bundled with the Perforce
Server, for no additional charge.

About the Perforce SCM System
The Perforce SCM system is a comprehensive software configuration
management system that streamlines the software development process for
organizations working with multiple operating systems and in multiple
physical locations. This high-powered SCM system, which runs on more than
50 operating systems, provides software developers an easy-to-use tool for
version control and workspace management, with atomic change transactions.
Perforce maximizes efficiency by managing work on local disks and providing
for online backups.

About Perforce Software
Perforce Software Inc. develops, markets, and supports Perforce=AE, the Fast
Software Configuration Management System. Headquartered in Alameda, Calif.,
Perforce Software sells worldwide and has international operations in
Europe, Japan, and Africa. Perforce customers include developers of
systems, application, Web, and database software, and firms in the
financial, education, and research markets. For additional information,
contact Perforce Software via email at or phone at
+1.510.864.7400, or on the Web at