[p4] P4Win vs P4V

Michael Wolfe vws at visionary-art.com
Wed Jul 5 17:32:38 PDT 2006

		I'm jumping into this thread a bit late, but I have to say that one of the things that keeps me using P4Win is the tight integration with Explorer. Drag-n-drop file and folder Adds are a huge timesaver.

So... does P4V have the same kind of integration?

-- Mike Wolfe


				From: Jason Williams <streak at narus.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 4:51 PM
To: Jeff Grills <jgrills at junctionpoint.com>
Subject: Re: [p4] P4Win vs P4V 

Jeff Grills wrote:
> I think it's pretty clear that p4win is at least heading towards being
> officially deprecated since it's no longer part of the standard p4 Windows
> installer, but p4v is part of that installer. It used to be the other way
> around.

I'm not so sure that that's a sign that it's being officially 
deprecated. Afterall, if it was being deprecated, there wouldn't 
continually be new releases, new bug fixes, etc.

Looking at http://www.perforce.com/perforce/downloads/ntx86.html , I see 
many Windows components that aren't continually rev'd: P4GT (2005.1), 
P4Report (2004.2), P4OFC (2005.1), CWPerforce (2005.1).

But both the Core Installer and the P4Win Installer are constantly 
rev'd. In fact, there still seems to be features being added to P4Win 
(as evidenced from http://www.perforce.com/perforce/latest.html#p4win).

If P4Win was being dropped, I'd at least expect something to appear at 
their "Software Updates" page at 

Hopefully they'd give people a bit of notice before that happens.


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