Perforce Software rolled out version 2009.2 of their Software Configuration Management (SCM) system. The latest release features shelving, real-time metadata replication, and additional functionality for working offline. Perforce 2009.2 is available now. Perforce pricing is all-inclusive; there are no add-on components that require licensing. End-user licenses for the complete solution, including one year of support and maintenance, start at $900 per seat; volume discounts are available.
Shelving with Perforce Software Configuration Management
With Perforce Shelving, developers can cache modified files in the Perforce Server without first having to check them in as a versioned change. With the new shelving feature, users can view both active work in progress and files that are on-hold. Shelving improves team collaboration and gives developers more flexibility in managing multiple projects. Shelving is supported by the 2009.2 Perforce Server, and the visual and command-line clients.
Working Offline with Perforce SCM
Developers can now work disconnected, with all file changes and history preserved when the user comes back online. With the Perforce Visual Client, users can easily edit any file taken offline, add new files, and mark existing files for deletion. Sequential changes can be scheduled for submission to the server, simplifying reconciliation of changes made when connectivity is restored.
Real-time Metadata Replication
Perforce provides an automated mechanism for copying metadata from one server to another. This improves overall system performance by allowing administrators and developers the ability to run reports and database queries on the secondary server, rather than consuming resources on the primary one. The new replication feature also ensures data protection by playing an important role in customers’ High Availability/Disaster Recovery (HADR) strategy to provide continuous access to Perforce. This can help eliminate costly downtime in the event of a planned or unplanned outage by enabling continuous data availability.
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