Seapine Software Announces Availability of Surround SCM 1.5

Mason, Ohio -- April 22, 2003 -- Seapine Software, Inc., a leading provider of integrated software development lifecycle management tools, today announced the immediate availability of Surround SCM 1.5. Surround SCM is a robust, cross-platform software configuration management (SCM) solution that tracks software source code changes, facilitates remote access to a source code repository, and enforces security and a structured change control process. New in version 1.5 is integration with Guiffy Software's compare and merge utility, advanced searching, shadow folders, and additional speed and usability enhancements."With the inclusion of Guiffy, the leading cross-platform compare and merge utility, and a wide array of new features and enhancements, Surround SCM 1.5 is an exciting release for us and our customers," said Richard Riccetti, president of Seapine Software. "The new features in version 1.5 demonstrate our continued commitment to deliver a complete, cross-platform change management solution as part of our lifecycle management suite."The Guiffy compare and merge utility is now fully integrated and included with Surround SCM 1.5. Guiffy is the leading cross-platform utility for comparing and merging source files of any type, with built-in support for UNICODE, MBCS, and over 150 file encoding formats. Guiffy also provides sophisticated folder and file compare and synchronization capabilities, making the task of merging, upgrading, and identifying changes as easy and as safe as possible.A key new Surround SCM 1.5 feature is advanced searching, which facilitates finding source files by various attributes. Users can search for files by filename, check out status, comments, or the existence of specific events. Advanced searching also includes support for regular expressions.In Surround SCM 1.5 users can create shadow folders to set up a central directory containing current versions of all files in a repository. This feature provides a centralized area to view read-only source code and documents. Additional features in version 1.5 include branch freezing, advanced check in/get options, an analyze utility, speed enhancements, and a rollback command that restores a file to a previous version.AvailabilitySurround SCM 1.5 is available immediately for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Solaris to customers worldwide through Seapine Partners, Authorized Resellers, and Seapine Software. The Guiffy SureMerge utility is included with Surround SCM for no additional charge. For more information about Surround SCM, or to request a 30-day evaluation version, please visit

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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