Perforce Advances Visualization of Source Code Management within Eclipse Framework

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Whether developing mobile applications for Android or other web or enterprise apps, Perforce’s new-and-improved integration for Eclipse (P4Eclipse) gives developers more powerful source code management (SCM) capabilities. Now developers can quickly see project activity and branch dependencies with two new visual tools, Merge Quest and Folder Diff.

Merge Quest illustrates branch dependencies.

P4Eclipse provides a powerful set of features that support a wide range of Agile and traditional development workflows. The addition of these new visual tools gives Eclipse developers improved project visibility.

Perforce Software released P4Eclipse, its new software configuration management (SCM) integration for the Eclipse Framework. Formerly named P4WSAD, P4Eclipse integrates Perforce's version management system with Eclipse's powerful IDE and features two new visual tools: Merge Quest and Folder Diff. Merge Quest models current codeline and branch strategies at a glance, and gives better visibility into potential integrations while Folder Diff is valuable for diagnosing the cause of bugs in continuous integration environments.

“P4Eclipse provides a powerful set of features that support a wide range of Agile and traditional development workflows,” said John Walker, senior marketing manager of Perforce Software. “The addition of these new visual tools gives Eclipse developers improved project visibility.”

With Merge Quest, developers can immediately see the interdependencies of various branches (main, development or release) regardless of the development methodology being used. Branch dependencies are shown between related codelines along with the number of pending integrations, helping managers anticipate how much merge work will be required.

Folder Diff compares project activity side by side
With the Folder Diff tool, developers can see branch and folder activity that has occurred between any two points in time. Folder Diff also effectively measures the amount of code that needs to be resolved in pending merge scenarios.

Availability & Pricing
The Perforce Plug-in for Eclipse is available now at no additional charge with Release 2010.1 of the Perforce Server. 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

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, healthcare and financial services.    


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