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Perforce Releases Java SCM Plug-In for Eclipse

08.18.2009
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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.

The Perforce Software Configuration Management System features SCM capabilities built around scalable client/server architecture. Users can access the Perforce Server through a range of Perforce client software. Perforce can be deployed quickly and easily, and requires minimal administration.

Using this integration means users never have to leave the 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.

“We understand that users don’t want to leave the Eclipse environment to execute their SCM workflow tasks.  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.” - Alan Teague, development manager for integrations at Perforce Software

Highlights of the Perforce Plug-in for Eclipse include:

  • Ability to 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.
  • Users can 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.


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. Interested developers are invited to download and evaluate Perforce for 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 www.perforce.com.

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