Seapine Software Announces Surround SCM 3.1 – Image Thumbnail Support and CVS Conversion Utility Headline New Release

Mason, Ohio—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 15, 2005— Seapine Software, Inc., a leading provider of adaptable application lifecycle management (AALM) solutions, announced today the immediate availability of Surround SCM 3.1 for software change management (SCM). Version 3.1 of Seapine’s cross-platform SCM solution, with versions available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Solaris, includes news features to work with image files, a CVS conversion utility, and numerous security and usability enhancements.Surround SCM 3.1 includes a number of new features to address the unique change management needs of graphic artists and software developers who work with image files. Users can now easily switch between the traditional text listing of source files and a thumbnail view that lets them visually identify image files. They can also view the full size image file from within Surround SCM, eliminating the need to open a separate application. Surround SCM’s built-in image differencing (diff) utility lets users view two versions of an image file simultaneously to determine what changed between versions. It can also overlay two images to show users what changed at the pixel level. Support for 25 common image formats is included in this release.“Surround SCM’s new image management features are an exciting addition that will benefit all our customers,” said Richard Riccetti, president of Seapine Software. “Most software applications have images files that require the same change management process as source code. Game and Web development in particular are graphics-intense. Identifying these files visually in the source control system and performing visual diffs on them are real time savers. Once you work with image files from within Surround SCM 3.1, it is hard to go back to the old way of working with them by filename.”In addition, Surround SCM 3.1 includes a conversion utility that enables CVS users, the most popular open-source version control tool, to easily convert their CVS archives to Surround SCM databases. The conversion utility migrates CVS repositories, projects, files, file history, tags, users, and user security groups into Surround SCM—maintaining the directory structure and historic data. Rounding out the new release, Surround SCM 3.1 enhancements include advanced searching options, additional file reporting, post-event triggers, and more.Availability and PricingSurround SCM 3.1 is available immediately. Pricing for Surround SCM begins at $595.00 for a Named license; Floating license pricing is also available. For additional information on evaluating or purchasing Surround SCM 3.1, go to

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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