[p4] P4 Submit
tshort at cisco.com
Thu Sep 13 13:23:37 PDT 2001
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Cody [mailto:paul.cody at lucidainc.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2001 4:08 PM
> To: Short, Todd; perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: RE: [p4] P4 Submit
> "All I want" is a tool that solves the major issues in
> maintaining sets of
> files across time that does not get in the way. Don't get
> me wrong, I like
> Perforce for:
> - atomic commits (essentially why we bought it)
> - good branching/merging
> - clean workspace (state kept at server)
And that files are kept locally... these are all the things that I chose
> - ability to store comments in specification records. Each field in a
> record should be able to have a list of associated metadata
> (rendered as
> comments in an editor).
Not quite sure what you are referring to. I would like the capability to be
able to create a changelistspec, much as there exists a jobspec. We want to
have a place for bug info etc. Right now, we use a trigger for this, to
check on the formatting, but it would be nice if Perforce did it for us.
> - easier file renaming & reorganization (like Clearcase). I
> haven't used
> Perforce long enough for this to be an issue, nor do I have a good
> implementation suggestion, so I should just shutup about this
> for now until
> I think of something constructive to say.
Unfortunately, renaming and reorganizing are not as easy as in Clearcase, it
is something people have been pestering Perforce for. The integrate method
is what they have, and while it does the job, it's not perfect.
> Pardon me if I seem hostile, its really nothing personal
> against Perforce
> itself or the users of this list. Been a bit angry lately.
> Thanks for all
> the feedback,
No problem. No tool has the features that everyone wants. However, when you
get used to working a certain way, it is hard to change.
// tshort at cisco.com
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