VA Software Unveils SourceForge Project Management Console
SourceForge 3.2 Delivers Development Intelligence
FREMONT, Calif. October 29, 2002 VA Software Corporation (Nasdaq: LNUX) today unveiled SourceForge[tm] Enterprise Edition 3.2 the latest release of its flagship Development Intelligence application, featuring the new SourceForge Project Management Console. The Project Management Console provides realtime visibility into the entire application development lifecycle through an intuitive dashboard, enabling new levels of effectiveness in software development management.
By automating status updates and delivering project metrics through a realtime interface, the SourceForge Project Management Console helps managers proactively identify, track and resolve potential problems before they impact schedules and budgets. The Project Management Console is an integral component of SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.2.
“The release of SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.2 and the Project Management Console marks a fundamental shift in the way organizations can view and manage the application development lifecycle,” said David Appelbaum, senior vice president of marketing, VA Software. “By centralizing information on development projects and providing realtime metrics and tools for analysis, SourceForge 3.2 delivers Development Intelligence the holistic view of code, content, communications and processes that helps organizations align software development with business goals.”
SourceForge Enterprise Edition is used by IT and software engineering organizations in a variety of industries including financial services, defense and aerospace, manufacturing, communications and government to drive quality and efficiency in software development. Current VA Software customers include companies and institutions such as Sandia National Laboratories, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, Pfizer and LEGATO Systems.
“At LEGATO, we take quality very seriously. The SourceForge Project Management Console will be an important tool in our ongoing initiatives to standardize software development processes in compliance with ISO," said John Woods, vice president of development, LEGATO Systems. “By making it easy to assess the progress and quality of products under development, SourceForge will provide significant benefits to our engineering managers.”
SourceForge Project Management Console Features
SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.2 is scheduled for general availability in November 2002. A preview of the SourceForge 3.2 product, featuring the Project Management Console, is available today at http://www.vasoftware.com.
About SourceForge Enterprise Edition
SourceForge Enterprise Edition is the Development Intelligence application from VA Software. SourceForge provides a unified development environment for managing code, content and process. This solution integrates tools spanning four key functional areas: application lifecycle management, knowledge management, project management and analytics. The SourceForge Project Management Console, now an integral part of SourceForge Enterprise Edition, provides managers with instant access to realtime information on software project status. Development Intelligence with SourceForge enables organizations to align software development with business goals from software process improvement to cost containment and risk management.
About VA Software
VA Software (Nasdaq: LNUX), provider of SourceForge Enterprise Edition, is the leader in Development Intelligence. SourceForge is an integrated webbased application that combines software development tools with the ability to track, measure and report on software project activity in realtime. IT and software engineering organizations use SourceForge to manage application development more effectively, improve operational efficiency and build better quality software. Development Intelligence with SourceForge provides the information and infrastructure required to make software development a key driver of competitive advantage. VA Software customers currently using SourceForge include major organizations in financial services, defense and aerospace, manufacturing, communications and government. Information on how SourceForge aligns IT and business is available at www.vasoftware.com.
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