"Perforce Software announced that a port of its software
configuration management (SCM) system is now available for Linux
Trillian IA-64 (TurboLinux Alpha Release 2). Perforce is a
comprehensive SCM system that helps software development teams
efficiently manage large, complex development projects across
multiple operating system platforms. The Trillian project is a
cooperative development effort among several computer industry
leaders to port the Linux operating system to Intel's forthcoming
IA-64 architecture, beginning with the Itanium processor."
"With the port of both the client and server portions of
Perforce to Linux Trillian IA-64, software developers who want to
begin developing Linux applications for the Itanium processor, due
later this year, have a tool for managing those development
efforts. Because it is available on more than 40 operating
system platforms, Perforce provides an additional benefit:
developers can create applications for Linux Trillian and other
platforms simultaneously using a single SCM tool."
"This release of Perforce eases software migration efforts [from
32-bit applications] for early developers on Linux Trillian today,"
says Christopher Siewald, president and chief technology officer of
Perforce Software. "And when Intel launches Itanium later this
year, the combination of Perforce, Itanium and Linux will make for
an unbeatable SCM server platform." By beginning its porting work
as soon as the early releases of Linux Trillium IA-64 were
available, Perforce was among the first companies to provide
third-party development tools for this new platform."