Neuma Unveils CM+ Integrated Workspace Plug-in
Ottawa - April 17, 2003 - Neuma Technology today unveiled its Workspace plug-in for using CM+ directly
from the File System Explorer of Windows platforms. The Workspace technology
permits users to interact with CM+ through operations available directly on the
(right-click) pop-up context menus of a file browser window. When a directory
tree is designated as a CM+ workspace, additional menu items appear that permit
operations such as check-out, check-in and deploy from the CM+ tool.
This means that everyday users of Windows can use CM+ to perform version
control and configuration management options without having to learn a new
tool. The technology is currently supported for CM+ but will also be extended
to support CM tools of Neuma's competitors in the future.
CM+ is Neuma's flagship Configuration Management product, and the most
advanced CM product commercially available. Neuma has focused on integrating
CM+ with third party tools over the last few years, and this is yet another
component of that integration effort.
Neuma's President and CEO Joe Farah commented, "We'll continue to evolve
this technology to make it just right for anyone who needs version control of
their files, including lawyers, accountants, technical writers and web masters.
As we continue to push ease-of-use issues in one of the most complex
application domains, we expect to offer solutions to a much wider audience than
the traditional development role."
The Workspace technology makes use of the de facto standard Source Code
Control (SCC) interface adopted by many CM vendors. By going this route, Neuma
has left the door open to permitting its Workspace plugin to run not only with
CM+ but with any competitive tool which supports the SCC interface.
A file in the user's workspace directory has the traditional Neuma windmill
logo and an optional check-out status modifier added to the normal icon for the
file. Such files (and directories) have additional operations associated with
them allowing check-in and check-out operations among others.