Perforce Software Releases Update to its Fast Software Configuration
Management System

Steady product evolution is a hallmark of Perforce SCM

ALAMEDA, Calif., July 10, 2006 – Perforce Software today announced the
availability of the newest release of Perforce, the Fast Software
Configuration Management (SCM) System. Perforce tracks and manages the
changes made to source code, documents, and digital assets in software and
game development environments.

Release 2006.1 of Perforce includes targeted enhancements to the Perforce
Server, as well as updates to the user interface and support for a wider
range of IDEs.

“At Perforce we believe in product evolution, not revolution,” explained
Christopher Seiwald, president and CTO of Perforce Software. “As our
typical customer has grown from hundreds to thousands of users, we’ve kept
pace with performance enhancements to the server, and we continue to
improve the visual appeal of our client software in order to better enable
developers to exploit the power of the server.”

Specific enhancements in Perforce 2006.1 include:

New audit trail feature: The Perforce Server can now log individual file
access to produce an audit trail, which is helpful to companies struggling
to comply with regulations surrounding Sarbanes-Oxley. When auditing is
enabled, a log record is created every time a file is accessed on the
server, enabling Perforce administrators to answer questions such as,
“Which of my users have accessed this file recently, and what other files
are they working with?”

Improved file merging: Perforce’s Inter-File Branching and merging model is
key to successful parallel development. In this release, the branching and
merging logic has been streamlined, resulting in a faster integrate=92
command and better merge base selection.

RSS 2.0 support in P4Web: The Perforce Web Client (P4Web) now includes RSS
functionality, which enables users to track jobs and changelists by
subscribing to RSS feeds from within P4Web.

Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 8.0: Perforce now supports Microsoft
Visual Studio 8.0 through its plug-in support for the Microsoft SCC API.
The latest version of the plug-in features advanced file checkout where
users can now change filetypes and select changelists from within the

=46or a complete list of new features see

Availability & Pricing
Perforce version 2006.1 is available now. Interested developers are invited
to download and evaluate Perforce free from the Perforce Web site without
obligation for a 45-day trial. This offer includes free technical support
during the evaluation period. A free, fully functional, two-user version is
also available from the Web site. End-user licenses, including one year of
support and maintenance, start at $800 per seat; volume discounts are
available. For additional price and license information, visit

About the Perforce SCM System
Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System, is an
award-winning tool that tracks and manages software development for
enterprises large and small. Perforce is easy to install, learn and
administer; seamlessly handles distributed development, and supports
developers across more than 50 operating systems. Perforce ensures
development integrity by grouping multi-file updates into atomic changes,
enables concurrent development, and intelligently manages multiple software
releases using its Inter-File Branching system.

About Perforce Software
=46ounded in 1995, Perforce Software Inc. develops, markets, and supports
Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System. Perforce
Software is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., and sells worldwide. The
company has international operations in Europe, Japan, and India. In
addition to application software companies, Perforce customers represent a
broad range of industries including game development, electronics,
pharmaceutical and financial services.