SOURCE: VA Software Corporation

June 21, 2005 07:00 ET

VA Software SourceForge® Enterprise Edition Launches Extensible Integration With SCM Tools

Perforce Joins Growing List of SCM Tools Integrated with SourceForge Enterprise Edition

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 21, 2005 -- VA Software Corporation (NASDAQ: LNUX), a leading provider of software, information and community support for IT and development professionals, today launched an in-depth, out-of-the-box integration with Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System, as well as a new, simplified SCM Adapter that enables other Software Configuration Management (SCM) tools to be rapidly integrated with SourceForge® Enterprise Edition.

"SCM tools like Perforce have grown in their speed and sophistication and are now key components in the application development cycle," said Colin Bodell, CTO of VA Software. "SourceForge already supports out-of-the-box integration with CVS and Subversion. Support for Perforce has been a frequent request from our users, so this was a logical next step for us. In addition to these standard integrations, our new SCM adapter makes it easy for our customers to integrate SourceForge Enterprise Edition with other SCM tools they may have deployed to ensure various groups can seamlessly work together."

With the integration, Perforce users can, through SourceForge Enterprise Edition's web-based interface, add repositories and define access permissions. In addition, users can associate Perforce changelists with specific assets in SourceForge, whether issues, bugs, documents, tasks, or discussions. As a result, stakeholders can immediately see which issues, bugs or tasks each code submission was intended to address. This association enhances visibility into the development process and enables traceability throughout the lifecycle -- providing important context to project activities and decisions.

"Perforce's open architecture allows us to integrate with developer tools selected by an organization," said Kathy Baldanza, VP of engineering at Perforce Software. "In the case of the integration with SourceForge Enterprise Edition, managers, QA teams, and other engineers can now use SourceForge to easily access the project-critical information tracked by Perforce."

Additional benefits of the integration between SourceForge Enterprise Edition and Perforce include:

--  Enhanced IP protection with secure, fine-grained access controls to
    restrict access to specific SCM repositories
--  Centralized visibility into multiple repositories, including commits
    and commit history
--  Automated repository creation and GUI-based user administration
    without leaving the development environment
    

In addition to Perforce, SourceForge Enterprise Edition customers can now build simple integrations between SourceForge and virtually any SCM solution. Leveraging the extensible SourceForge architecture, the SourceForge SCM Adapter enables users to associate code in any SCM repository to SourceForge assets. This not only improves IP access and management, it enables organizations to improve development efficiency and software asset reuse without having to standardize on a single SCM solution across the enterprise.

About Perforce Software

Perforce Software Inc. develops, markets, and supports Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System. Headquartered in Alameda, Calif., Perforce Software sells worldwide and has international operations in Europe, Japan, and India. In addition to application software companies, Perforce customers represent a broad range of industries including the game development, electronics, pharmaceutical, and financial services markets. For additional information, contact Perforce Software via email at info@perforce.com or phone at +1.510.864.7400, or on the web at www.perforce.com.

About VA Software

VA Software (NASDAQ: LNUX) is at the center of today's technology revolution and incites innovation by empowering the IT and developer communities with information, community support and software. VA Software is the parent company of OSTG (Open Source Technology Group), and the creator of SourceForge. SourceForge.net® is the global nexus for the Open Source community with more than 100,000 Open Source projects and over 1 million registered users. SourceForge Enterprise Edition is an enterprise-grade version of SourceForge for optimizing and managing distributed development within the enterprise. For more information about VA Software, visit www.vasoftware.com. For more information about OSTG, visit www.ostg.com.

Note to editors: VA Software and SourceForge are trademarks or registered trademarks of VA Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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