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Reliable Software LLC Advances P2P version control by including built in P2P wiki and bug database


SEATTLE, Washington. - Seattle-based Reliable Software® announces the release of Code Co-op® version 5.0. Reliable Software continues its track record of innovation by introducing peer-to-peer wiki support and an extensible wiki-based database. This release also rounds out Code Co-op's base feature set by including branch and merge support. For email collaborators, Code Co-op 5.0 introduces SMTP/POP3 support as an alternative to interfacing with MAPI email clients. Extensive improvements have been made to the GUI to simplify the reviewing of incoming changes and historical change records.

The wiki functionality allows team members to add local wiki sites to their projects. These sites may contain notes, to-do lists, design plans, or any other documentation, ranging in form from pure text to richly formatted documents. Creating, editing, hyper-linking, and embedding pictures in wiki pages is easy and intuitive. The pages are automatically versioned and shared between team members using Code Co-op, without the need for a web server. These sites are navigable using a built-in, full-featured Internet Browser Control. Wiki help can be found at www.relisoft.com/co_op/wiki/.

Version 5.0 also includes a flexible bug tracking system built on top of Code Co-op's wiki database. Each bug report is a wiki file which contains a combination of database fields and free-form wiki-formatted text; with links, screenshots, preformatted code and more. Using a simplified version of SQL that is built into Code Co-op wiki, bug reports can be displayed and organized based on their properties. This mechanism is general enough to let the user create and manage arbitrary text-based databases. A demo of the bug database can be found at www.relisoft.com/co_op/bugs/.

Previous versions of Code Co-op had limited support for branches. This release introduces intuitive branch merging using built in Beyond Compare merger from Scooter Software or pluggable external tools including Guiffy SureMerge.

The addition of SMTP/POP3 support introduces the ability to collaborate using almost any email system that supports these protocols. It also means that the distribution of change scripts is completely hidden in the background. Many popular free email hosts like Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail support SMTP/POP3.

The GUI improvements include the addition of split-pane history display, which makes it very easy to view, save, compare, and merge historical versions of files. Selecting a project version in the history pane brings up the list of changed files in the file pane. Specific changes can then be viewed by double-clicking on each file. The same convenient UI is used for reviewing incoming scripts before synchronization.


You can find more information at http://www.relisoft.com/co_op/50annc.html

Download the beta from: http://www.relisoft.com/co_op/download.html

Pricing and Availability:

More information on Code Co-op can be found at www.relisoft.com. Code Co-op runs on Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, and Windows NT 4.0 or later. Licenses are $250 per seat with volume discounts available. Upgrades to v5.0 are $99 per seat. E-mail product support is provided at no additional cost to licensed and unlicensed users.




Reliable Software® expands version control to auto-deploy source code with the release of Code Co-op® 4.6


Seattle, WA -- Seattle-based Reliable Software announces the release of Code Co-op version 4.6. Code Co-op is the affordable peer-to-peer version control system supporting distributed development through e-mail, LAN, and VPN.

Code Co-op version 4.6 introduces a special type of project, the distribution project. The purpose of the distribution project is to enable companies to automate the deployment of source code changes to their client base. This is particularly help for custom software companies needing to distribute source code changes as part of their service agreement with their clients. Version 4.6 also adds integration with Guiffy SureMerge, the leading cross-platform compare and merge utility,. Code Co-op version 4.6 can be downloaded from www.relisoft.com/co_op/.

Code Co-op version 4.6 runs on Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0 or later. Automatic e-mail dispatching requires a Simple-MAPI e-mail client like Outlook Express and Eudora, or a MAPI e-mail client like Outlook. New licenses are $159 per seat. Distribution project licenses are $90 per seat. Upgrades to version 4.6 are free to 4.x licensed users and $45 to v. 3.x-licensed users. Upgrades from v. 2.x are $75 per seat. Free same-day e-mail product support is provided to licensed and unlicensed users.

Reliable Software’s contributions to the development community go beyond Code Co-op. On their website, they provide extensive information for developers, including tutorials and an on-line book. The founder of Reliable Software is the author of "C++ in Action, Industrial Strength Programming Techniques" (Addison-Wesley 2001) and a regular contributor to various trade magazines.


Reliable Software releases their own C++ Windows Library


Seattle, WA -- Seattle-based Reliable Software announces the release their Windows Library into the public domain. Reliable Software Windows Library, RSWL, is the foundation for their compact, feature rich applications including the flagship product, Code Co-op. The use of RSWL in both individual and commercial products is free and not restricted to public domain projects.

RSWL provides a thin, easy to understand, object-oriented layer encapsulating the Windows API. Its architecture is based on the ideas described in the book "C++ in Action, Industrial Strength Programming Techniques" (Addison-Wesley 2001). Besides including the encapsulation of basic Windows infrastructure, like handles, message loops, Window classes and instances, dialog boxes, and Windows controls; it also provides sub-libraries for many of the Windows subsystems. There is a compact graphics library built around GDI, a file library that includes memory-mapped files, a thread library with synchronization primitives, a network library including FTP, BITS, SMTP and POP3, and many others. More information can be found online at www.relisoft.com/rswl.html

Reliable Software uses a novel mechanism for the distribution of RSWL sources and updates using a free, e-mail based, version of its own distributed version control system, Code Co-op.

Reliable Software’s contributions to the development community go beyond Code Co-op. On their website, they provide extensive information for developers, including tutorials, discussion forums, and an on-line book. The founder of Reliable Software is the author of "C++ in Action" and a regular contributor to various trade magazines.


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