[p4] Eclipse integration

Jeff Jensen jeffjensen at upstairstechnology.com
Tue Jul 25 18:56:52 PDT 2006


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-----Original Message-----
From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com
[mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Albrecht, Matt
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 1:04 PM
To: Janine Sisk; perforce-user at perforce.com
Subject: Re: [p4] Eclipse integration

It took me a while to get used to the plugin, too.  This uses the Eclipse
"Team" functionality to integrate with the Eclipse controlled files, rather
than the Perforce specific guis.  Those Peforce views are just gravy, so you
don't need to switch to your P4 visual client (p4v or p4win).  I've found
that if I stick to the Eclipse tools, rather than using the Perforce views,
everything seems to work well.  Such as, you can start editing a file, and
Eclipse can prompt you to check the file out from Perforce.  You can also
have pretty icons appear on the Eclipse view of files to show if they're
synced to head, or checked out, or whatever.

You'll want to tell Eclipse about the Perforce control under either the
Project Explorer or Navigator views.  These can be opened by selecting
Window -> Show View -> Other, then selecting General -> Project Explorer
from the list.  These are built-in Eclipse views, not Perforce plugin views.

The only issue I have is if you perform Perforce submit or edit operations
outside of Eclipse, the icons in Package Explorer don't ever get refreshed
to reflect their actual state.  I might be missing something, though.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com
> [mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Janine Sisk
> Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 1:11 AM
> To: perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: [p4] Eclipse integration
> 
> Today I installed Eclipse 3.2 and the Perforce plugin on my Mac, and  
> have been playing around a bit.   I was following the steps in the  
> help file about setting up a new project, and one step I could not get 
> to work as advertised.
> 
> The help text starts with the steps to connect to your Perforce 
> server,  then has you switch to the Perforce perspective.  The next 
> step says "In the Navigator, right-click the project folder and choose 
> Team -> Open for Add.  The Add dialog is displayed..."
> 
> I have a couple of problems here.  First, the Perforce perspective  
> has no Navigator panel and I can't figure out how to add one to it.   
> I had to switch to a different perspective to do the Team add.
> 
> Second, no dialog comes up;  in fact nothing seems to happen at all 
> after you select the menu item.  If you switch back to the Perforce 
> view, you can see that your command actually did get executed and any 
> messages generated by Perforce are shown in the P4 Log Console.
> 
> This all seems a bit awkward;  the way it is documented to work seems 
> preferable.  Is the help text outdated or am I doing something wrong?
> 
> thanks,
> 
> janine
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