Seapine Software Releases Surround SCM 2009

Move to RDBMS for data storage headlines software configuration management update

Mason, OH—February 5, 2009—Seapine Software, a leading provider of quality-centric application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions, today announced the release of Surround SCM 2009, a major upgrade to its software configuration management application. The new version brings mission-critical enterprise-level configuration management capabilities to software development teams of all sizes.

"Surround SCM 2009 is our most ambitious version since the product’s initial release," said Richard Riccetti, president and CEO, Seapine Software. "The move to relational databases for storage of all data, not just metadata, opens new scalability, reporting, and high availability options for our customers, our partners, and Seapine. In addition, Surround SCM’s labeling feature was completely rewritten. Labels are now on par with branching, giving customers much more flexibility over when to branch code and when to label."

Key new Surround SCM 2009 features include the following:

RDBMS-based data storage: enhances Surround SCM’s standing as an enterprise-capable solution by giving administrators more control over performance, reporting, where databases are stored, and how they are managed and backed up. PostgreSQL and SQL Server are supported in this release with other databases to follow.

Label enhancements: included hidden labels, scoped labels, and workspace labels for improved change control and build management flexibility. Unlike prior releases, labels, like branches, are now first-class citizens in Surround SCM.

Annotate/blame: enables users to see changes made between versions of text files. New and changed lines are displayed along with the user who made the change, when it was made, and the action performed.

New third-party integrations: includes Araxis Merge, NetBeans 6.1, and Eclipse on Mac OS X, further expanding Surround SCM’s already large set of supported application integrations.

Automatic server cache management: further enhances scalability by improving server memory usage and performance.

Surround SCM 2009 is available for download at Seapine Software’s Web site.

About Seapine Software
Seapine Software, Inc. is a privately held technology company whose application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions help companies manage the process of developing high-quality complex products—often in regulated industries. Our award-winning ALM solutions drive the creation of recognized brands, life-saving medical devices, even games of the year.

Founded in 1995, Seapine has headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and offices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa with over 8,500 customers worldwide. For more information, visit

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