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Ascot, Berkshire, 22 July 2005 – Contemporary Software, exclusive
distributor for Seapine Software, Inc. and its application lifecycle
management tools, announces the immediate availability of Surround SCM 4.0
for software change management (SCM). Version 4.0 of Seapine’s
cross-platform SCM solution adds advanced features such as full WebDAV and
Unicode support, improved branch management and enhanced reports. See for more.

Increasing Surround SCM’s ability to address the needs of enterprise users,
version 4.0 offers full support for WebDAV. This feature gives users access
to the most recent versions of their files from any web browser. WebDAV
support also enables users to integrate Surround SCM into Microsoft Windows
Explorer, Mac OS X Finder, Linux davfs filesystem, Adobe Photoshop 7.0, and
additional applications.

“With Surround SCM 4.0, non-technical users can realize the benefits of
change control and versioning without changing the way they work or
learning a new application,” says Robert Humphrey, general manager at
Contemporary. “From the end user’s perspective, they are just accessing
their files on another network drive with the added benefit that they can
roll back to an older file version or compare two versions when necessary.
The addition of Unicode support provides functionality that many of our
International customers have been waiting for.”

To accommodate development teams and users developing products for markets
outside North America and Western Europe, Surround SCM 4.0 includes full
Unicode support, allowing users to work with files, labels, and comments in
any language. All Surround SCM 4.0 clients on all supported operating
systems are Unicode enabled.

In addition, Surround SCM 4.0 users can now view more easily the
differences between selected file versions, or all file versions in a
selected branch. The resulting differences report is generated in standard
diff format for use with third-party file patch utilities such as the open
source tool GNU patch. Other enhancements in Surround SCM 4.0 include new
branch attributes, automatic software update notification, and more.

Surround SCM
Surround SCM manages all software source code changes with complete
cross-platform and client server source control. It offers command-line and
GUI support on Windows, Linux, Solaris, and Mac OS X as well as seamlessly
integrating with Seapine TestTrack Pro and Microsoft Visual Studio. It's
excellent for remote development teams and has good branching for parallel

Availability and Pricing
Surround SCM 4.0 is available immediately from Contemporary Software.
Pricing begins at £395 for named licenses and £540 for floating licenses.
Excludes 20% maintenance and VAT.

Robert Humphrey, Contemporary Software. Tel +44 (0)1344 297600,
Contemporary's PR: Jane Lee, Dexterity. Tel +44 (0)1273 470199, at>

About Contemporary Software:
Founded in 1992, Contemporary Software is a subsidiary of Contemporary plc,
focusing on supplying and supporting a range of carefully selected,
specialist software development tools that enable customers to create
effective, bespoke web and desktop applications within project and budget
deadlines. From its Ascot offices in Berkshire, Contemporary offers full
product sales and support, training and consulting services. Get the full
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About Seapine Software
Seapine Software, Inc., located in Mason, Ohio, develops industry-leading
solutions for software development. Seapine’s scalable product line
automates the software development lifecycle. More than 6,400 companies
worldwide use Seapine’s products to develop higher quality software
solutions. For more information about Seapine Software and its products, go

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