Perforce adds Git support
With the release of Git Fusion, Perforce has extended the functionality of its version management products to include Git repositories. Using the tool, developers who use Git can continue to work with their preferred tools.
Repository remapping allows new Git repositories to be created using subsets of code from another repository, or by selecting elements from multiple repositories; elements such as commits, trees and file contents are supported in the Git repositories as well as the Perforce repositories. This is supposed to make work easier for companies that need to manage large projects that span multiple repositories.
The developers say that full project overviews of releases, components and workflows, as well as an unlimited number of Git repositories can now be managed in Perforce. Developers are now said to be able to develop their code in either Git or Perforce, and they can switch between them. The extended Perforce tool suite provides integration facilities to other applications, the ability to remap code, and tools to visualise file evolution and branch history.
Another promise is that previously isolated Git repositories will benefit from improved IP security and compliance across all projects and teams with Git Fusion.
Git Fusion is available with Perforce at no extra cost, but it can also be downloaded independently of the Perforce versioning engine. The Perforce version management system is available free of charge for qualifying open source projects and educational facilities, as well as for projects with up to 20 users or work spaces, via the Perforce 20/20 programme. Other licence pricing is available.