[p4] VS: Perforce vs Seapine Surround?

Slava Imeshev imeshev at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 21 19:37:12 PDT 2006


Melissa,

----- Original Message ----- 
> Perforce should have also had full marks for "no hidden costs." One of
> my great frustrations when choosing a tool was that nobody, except
> Perforce, publishes their licensing fees on their web site, in black and
> white. Renewal fees are also clearly spelled out in black and white on
> Perforce's web site. The renewal fees are in no way "hidden."
> 
> Even after contacts with sales people for other tools, I couldn't get a
> quote on their licensing fees.

IMO, this is very typical for tools that are "selling up". In this situation vendor's
sales force alway tries to figure out "the best (highest)" price. 

In any case, Perforce definitelly gets a credit for being clear on their
pricing.

Regards,

Slava Imeshev
www.viewtier.com

> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Melissa
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com
> [mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Ivey, William
> Sent: Friday, July 21, 2006 8:15 AM
> To: perforce usergroup
> Subject: Re: [p4] VS: Perforce vs Seapine Surround?
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com
> > [mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com]On Behalf Of Seppo Iivonen
> > 
> > Hi Barry,
> > 
> > During June I was doing some research on SCM tools to find 
> > out which one suited our company's needs the best. I was 
> > eventually happiest with Perforce but I, for example, left 
> > all Unix-based and Apache-server dependent software out as 
> > they didn't fit us. Anyway, I found a good comparison chart 
> > of many SCM software from Relisoft's homesite (a company 
> > behind Code Co-op revision control tool):
> > 
> > http://www.relisoft.com/co_op/vcs_breakdown.html
> 
> Cool chart.
> 
> I do think Perforce should have gotten a full mark for "Restore
> any change any time" and maybe a partial for "Private branching"
> (unless they mean the ability to keep intermediate revisions
> locally; Perforce certainly doesn't prevent the creation of
> private branches in the repository).
> 
> -Wm
>  
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