Perforce Software Releases a Pure Java SCM Plug-In for Eclipse

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Integration supports all essential version control functions

Figure 1: Accessing the Revision Graph tool in the Perforce Plug-in for Eclipse.

This plug-in provides access to all of the source control features a developer would expect from an integrated development environment, along with those that distinguish Perforce as a leader in the field of SCM.

Perforce Software announced the release of a pure Java version of its Perforce Plug-in for Eclipse. With this release, developers can employ Perforce version control tools that previously have not been available from within the Eclipse environment. Perforce, the Fast SCM system, versions and manages source code and digital assets for enterprises large and small.

Using this cleaner and more powerful integration, users never have to leave the convenience of the Eclipse environment to work with the SCM system. Along with the standard version control workflow, developers can access Perforce's defect tracking and merge utilities, and for the first time, change history visualization tools, directly from Eclipse. For example, the plug-in includes support for the Revision Graph tool, enabling developers to see a graphical view of the complete branch and merge history of any individual file (see Figure 1).

"We understand that users don't want to leave the Eclipse environment to execute their SCM workflow tasks," said Alan Teague, development manager for integrations at Perforce Software. "This plug-in provides access to all of the source control features a developer would expect from an integrated development environment, along with those that distinguish Perforce as a leader in the field of SCM."

Highlights of the Perforce Plug-in for Eclipse include:

  •     Ability to easily review integration history with Perforce's Revision Graph.
  •     New refactoring support allows class and interface files to be moved and renamed multiple times before submit.
  •     Users can create and update issues in Perforce's built-in defect tracking system, Jobs. Jobs can be linked to the changelists (the sets of files) that implement the associated work.
  •     Create, browse, and manage labels and workspaces.
  •     Access to Perforce's three-way merge tool, P4Merge.
  •     Customizable icon and text decorations for files and projects.

Availability & Pricing
The Perforce Plug-in for Eclipse and WebSphere Studio (P4WSAD) is available now, at no additional charge, with the latest release of the Perforce Server, and is supported on servers starting from version 2005.2. Interested developers are invited to download and evaluate Perforce free from the Perforce website. This offer includes free technical support during evaluation.

Perforce pricing is all-inclusive; there are no add-on components that require licensing. End-user licenses for the complete solution, including one year of support and maintenance, start at $900 per seat; volume discounts are available. For additional price and license information, visit http://www.perforce.com.

About the Perforce SCM System
Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System, is an award-winning tool that versions and manages source code and digital assets for enterprises large and small. Perforce is easy to install, learn and administer; seamlessly handles distributed development; and supports developers across a large number of platforms. Perforce ensures development integrity by grouping multi-file updates into atomic changes, enables concurrent development, and intelligently manages multiple software releases using its Inter-File Branching™ system.

About Perforce Software
Founded in 1995, Perforce Software Inc. develops, markets and supports Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System. Perforce Software is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., and sells worldwide. The company has international operations in Europe, Japan, and Australia. In addition to application software companies, Perforce customers represent a broad range of industries including game development, electronics, pharmaceutical and financial services.

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