Perforce unveils new management tool Git Fusion

Perforce unveils new management tool Git Fusion
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

October 2nd 2012 at 2:00PM

Git Fusion to feature increased scalability and repository remapping

Perforce has unveiled a new management tool based on the open source version control system Git.

Named Git Fusion, the tool allows developers to customise, reuse and share their projects.

The tech also extends Perforce’s version management capabilities to Git repositories, allowing for added scalability, visibility to disconnected projects and enhanced IP security.

The firm also said the tool helps to reduce bottlenecks and offers greater collaboration and agility for development teams compared to when using Git on its own.

Other features include repository remapping which has been added to allow developers to create new Git repositories with reconfigured data, whilst Git Fusion also allows developers to code in both Git and Perforce, with the ability to switch back and forth between the two.

Git Fusion has been introduced as part of the current Perforce software version management suite.

“We have always been committed to supporting developers in whatever environment they prefer - it’s a core tenet of our ‘version everything’ vision,” said Perforce CEO Christopher Seiwald.

“With Git Fusion, we’ve not only made it easier for our customers to apply enterprise version management across all their projects, we’ve actually made the Git experience much more useful and productive. Developers who like Git can carry on unhindered, but they can also take advantage of our advanced capabilities when they need to.

“Git Fusion keeps teams agile and allows them to easily scale up for complex projects, while also letting system administrators rest assured their IP is guarded by the Perforce versioning engine.”