[p4] Graphical branch view?
Tom.Tyler at Monster.com
Tue Oct 23 08:08:08 PDT 2001
If you are in a work setting in which you can install games onto your
computer, then a
solution is available for Windows. P4HL gives you just what you want, a
to view branch/file histories. Sam Stafford demo'd this at the Perforce
Conference a few
weeks ago, and just released it via the Perforce Announcements mail list.
You can get
it from the Perforce public depot in the //guest/sam_stafford/p4hl tree.
It is not officially
supported software, but Sam indicated in his announcement that he was open
It's pretty cool. It uses the graphics engine of the 'Half Life' game, so
you have to
install the game on your computer to use P4HL. (Hence, P4HL = P4 Half
primary drawbacks are 1) It is a Windows only solution, and 2) users in
where it is either awkward or disallowed to install games on systems won't
to use it w/o looking over their shoulders...
I don't know if they're officially planning to put more effort into this or
people at the Perforce Conference lobbied Perforce to focus more effort in
direction of graphical viewers. I think they got the hint, but if there
are more of you that
believe graphical branch history viewing is more than just a 'nice to
have', be sure to
let them know! Kudos to Sam Stafford at Perforce for getting this started!
Also, if anyone else is working on a graphical branch/file history viewer,
let us know
From: Clay Booher [mailto:cbooher at water.ca.gov]
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 6:35 PM
To: perforce-user at perforce.com
Subject: [p4] Graphical branch view?
I searched the perforce site, but could not find an conclusive answer to
Is there any way (3rd party if need be) to graphically view branch/file
history? If not, is this planned for Perforce.
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