[p4] Client confusion

Robert Cowham robert at vaccaperna.co.uk
Wed Oct 5 14:45:11 PDT 2005


You can also use a spec trigger to email you after a change of client. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com 
> [mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of J. Paul Reed
> Sent: 05 October 2005 20:01
> To: Jonathan Arnold
> Cc: 'perforce-user at perforce.com'
> Subject: Re: [p4] Client confusion
> 
> Jonathan Arnold wrote:
> 
> > I'm sure this has come up before, but it would be nice if there was 
> > some way to have system wide clients, where everyone shares 
> the same 
> > view, only it is relative to themselves. Or maybe some way 
> to have a 
> > templated client, that automagically picks up changes from everyone 
> > else.
> 
> The obvious question that pops to mind is why are shared 
> clients being used at all?
> 
> We use shared clients so people have access to tools and 
> such, but the client specs are locked to everyone save build 
> engineers and the client areas are exported via read-only NFS.
> 
> > But in the meantime, is there any easy way to track client changes?
> > I'd even be satisfied if there were some kind of trigger or 
> something 
> > that would email me whenever someone changes their client.
> 
> You can use a spec depot to version client specs, and then do 
> a standard filelog to see when the specs changed and how they changed.
> 
> Later,
> Paul
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