Perforce Plug-in for Eclipse

Perforce Software released a pure Java version of the 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. 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. 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.

Perforce Plug-in for Eclipse Highlights

  • Ability to easily review integration history with Perforce’s Revision Graph
  • New re-factoring 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
  • Customisable icon and text decorations for files and projects

Using this cleaner and more powerful integration, developers 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 visualisation 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.

More info: Perforce Software