RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS

PVCS Version Manager Plus & Professional Plus

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Overview

Software Configuration Management (SCM) capabilities can be extended to development teams working in distributed environments anywhere in the world through PVCS Version Manager Plus and PVCS Professional Plus. The PVCS Plus products add the power of VM Server which enables teams to manage multiple revisions to project files via the Internet or intranet, while sharing protected and centrally managed software archives.

Version Manager I-NET Clients

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Fig. 1: PVCS Version Manager Plus and Professional Plus products leverage the client/server architecture of VM Server.

PVCS VM Server runs on the leading Web server technologies, Microsoft® Windows NT IIS and Netscape® Enterprise Server; there is no need to purchase a separate Web server platform to host VM Server software or your project archives. With PVCS Version Manager and Professional Plus products, SCM is extended to distributed teams. Remote access to protected code archives is supported via standard Web browsers (Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator). In addition, PVCS Plus packages establishes a server-based architecture for SCM that enables superior security and faster performance across LANs and WANs.

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PVCS Plus is available on both Windows NT and Solaris server platforms. In addition, Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.0, AIX and HP-UX client platforms are supported. In sum, this enables developers on five major client platforms, spanning leading Wintel and UNIX flavors, to access PVCS Version Manager functions via the Web.

Capabilities
Internet collaboration
PVCS Plus products extend PVCS Version Manager functionality to team members anywhere in the world, using your corporate intranet or the Internet to access project files and archives. PVCS Plus packages with VM Server provide: • Access to multiple project roots via different URLs, giving users the ability to bookmark all project locations for quick and easy access • File-server-wide event triggers to enhance process control • Customizable images and text on project pages

Standard browser access
PVCS Plus packages include VM Server, which is compatible with Microsoft Explorer and Netscape Navigator browsers. This helps simplify concurrent and parallel development when your organization includes developers who are working in many locations on many different platforms, including contractors, remote contributors and offshore programmers. Users are able to perform the majority of SCM tasks, including: • Ability to browse, create and revise folders and archives • Check-in and check-out of code, text or Web content • Labeling and promoting of archive revisions • Archive and difference reporting Audit trails indicate when and by whom code was modified.

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Fig. 2: PVCS Version Manager Plus and PVCS Professional Plus enable secure Web-based access via the intuitive Version Manager I-NET interface to protected archives, project files and Tracker links.

Superior project security
PVCS Plus products provide additional security for distributed enterprises. Project archives are protected by superior security including: • Project security options that are honored across all platforms and interfaces • Layered security including administrator-assigned access rights, client/server protection and standards-based encryption for public network access • Unsecured or secured communications via HTTP and HTTPS

Easy to use and administer
PVCS Plus products include many features that make VM Server easy to use. These features help to increase team productivity and shorten the time and cost associated with SCM deployment. These features include: • • • • Index facility for quickly finding archives Browse button for selecting directory/file locations Support for browser frames VM Server runs as an NT Service

Superior performance
The client/server SCM architecture of PVCS Plus products significantly improves PVCS Version Manager performance for networked users.

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Because server-based processing minimizes network traffic, using VM Server can boost performance as much as fivefold on LANs and WANs. Variable factors such as the capacity of the server machine, file and archive locations, and network topologies will influence the actual performance you can expect with your installation.

Supported platforms
PVCS Version Manager Plus and PVCS Professional Plus are available for heterogeneous development environments using the following operating systems, Web servers and clients: • Server operating systems  Windows NT 4.0  Solaris 2.6 and 7 • Web servers  Microsoft IIS 4.0  Netscape Enterprise Server 3.5.1 • Client operating systems  Windows 95/98  Windows NT 4.0  Sun Solaris 2.6 and 7  IBM AIX 4.2.1 and 4.3  HP/UX 10.20 and 11.0 • Web browsers  Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x+  Netscape Navigator 4.06+

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

800-547-7827
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Also available at authorized resellers.

PVCS: LEADING THE MARKET
PVCS is changing the way teams manage development across the enterprise and around the world. PVCS is the worldwide standard for software configuration management, providing the broadest range of solutions for teams of one to thousands. With over 500,000 users at more than 25,000 sites, PVCS is helping to manage billions of lines of software code, even in the most complex development environments. With PVCS, development processes are supported how and where you work, which is why 96 of the Fortune 100 companies choose PVCS as their trusted SCM solution. Only PVCS provides the powerful, industryleading combination of people, processes and products with support for the broadest range of platforms and environments, scalability to meet the growing needs of your teams, and best-in-class support, training and consulting services to ensure your success.

Copyright (c) 1999 MERANT Solutions Inc. All Rights Reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. PVCS is a registered trademark and PVCS VM Server, PVCS Version Manager, PVCS Professional and PVCS Tracker are trademarks of MERANT Solutions Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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