[p4] nothing better about PVCS?
gkasten at peerless.com
Sat Jan 22 14:15:52 PST 2000
I've used both PVCS Version Manager and Perforce,
and have to agree that Perforce is a lot better overall.
I've found that it hard to explain Perforce's unusual branching style
to people who are used to traditional branching.
I think the Perforce branching is good when you want to branch a whole project,
but is weak when you only want to branch a few randomly-located files (e.g. for
a bug fix or minor
new feature), because it requires a new copy of the directory tree on the
One of our engineers works remotely over a slow connection, and finds
it takes a long time to do the first 'integrate' when starting a branch.
Regarding modification time - I haven't found a way to set
the submission time to the time when the file was last modified.
For example, I've received a bunch of files from an outside supplier
in a tar or ZIP archive. I un-archive them and timestamps are correct,
but when I submit them it sets the timestamp to the current time.
It would be nice to have an option for the add command to do that.
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