Perforce Software announced the availability of P4Ant, a new integration between its Software Configuration Management (SCM) system and Apache Ant, the popular Java-based build tool. This integration includes advanced Perforce capabilities that support agile development and continuous integration in large distributed environments.

“Using P4Ant gives Java developers powerful agile tools for managing their source code and building projects faster,” said John Walker, senior marketing manager at Perforce Software. “As development teams grow and projects become more complex, developers need systems that easily scale to support large globally distributed JEE projects.”

P4Ant supports all of the latest Perforce capabilities, including continuous build features. With Perforce shelving, build engineers can more efficiently test changes made in distributed development and build environments before submitting them to the project. P4Ant also supports tasks that provide information on the latest changes, and that link builds to Perforce’s built-in defect-tracking system.

Like Ant, Perforce SCM is cross-platform, extensible, simple to learn and use, and fast. For a free trial, download and evaluate Perforce at This offer includes free technical support during evaluation.

Availability & Pricing
The Perforce Ant Tasks Integration, P4Ant, is available now at no additional charge with Release 2010.1 of the Perforce Server. 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 also offers free licenses to developers working on projects distributed exclusively under an Open Source license. For additional price and license information, visit

About the Perforce SCM System 
Perforce, the Fast Software Configuration Management System, is an award- winning tool that versions and manages source code and digital assets for enterprises large and small. Perforce is easy to install, learn and administer; seamlessly handles distributed development; and supports developers across a large number of platforms. Perforce ensures development integrity by grouping multi-file updates into atomic changes, enables concurrent development, and intelligently manages multiple software releases using its Inter-File Branching system.