CollabNet Integrates Distributed, Virtualization Solution into Eclipse IDE

CollabNet says it’s first to provide end-to-end support for distributed software development and ALM directly into Eclipse

CollabNet has released CollabNet Desktop for Eclipse, providing Eclipse developers direct access to the company’s set of application lifecycle management tools for distributed teams. Eclipse developers can track and manage the lifecycle of all project assets, Subversion-related activities, and tasks managed in the CollabNet tracker repositories directly from Eclipse. CollabNet Desktop integrates with CollabNet CUBiT so developers can access and view build and test servers and environments allocated to their project.

“The CollabNet Desktop -- Eclipse Edition eliminates the need for developers to leave their preferred development environment and switch to other tools and systems to collaborate with remote colleagues and contribute to the lifecycle processes mandated by the enterprise,” said Mark Phippard, director of engineering for the CollabNet Desktop and Subversion-related products, CollabNet, in a statement.

“This new release adds the ability for Eclipse users to connect to CollabNet CUBiT and access a centralized pool of build and test servers which can be dynamically allocated to their projects. Developers can now easily fix, rebuild and test code components, and track and manage efficiently the application configurations used for each build without leaving Eclipse.”

The CollabNet Desktop -- Eclipse Edition is a developer desktop plug-in that enables distributed software development in a native Eclipse environment. Information flows between source-code management, issue tracking, and other tools automatically.

The tool is available as a free download at

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