Perforce Software has released 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. With this plug-in, users don't have to leave 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 change history visualization tools, directly from Eclipse.
"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."
Features 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.
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. Developers can download and evaluate Perforce free from the Perforce website.