[p4] developer branches

Rick Macdonald rickmacd at shaw.ca
Wed Nov 15 11:58:51 PST 2006


David -

That should be "Merge _down_, Copy _up_" !

...RickM...

Weintraub, David wrote:
> We use private developer branches on quite a few occasions. Mainly, so
> the build doesn't break while long term changes are taking place. Using
> private development branches is not the standard way Perforce is used,
> but Perforce does a good job handling the situation if you follow Laura
> Wingerd's "merge up/copy down" approach. There's a paper on this
> technique at <http://snipurl.com/perforce>.
>
> There is a minor issue in using this "merge up/copy down" method if you
> use the P4V or p4win programs because there's one step that's not
> directly built into those GUI's menu system. However, its pretty easy to
> add this step to these programs, so that's not really a show stopper.
>
> I haven't used the Eclipse plug-in for Perforce, but apparently it is
> very good. 
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com
> [mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Betsill,
> Marilyn
> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 10:39 AM
> To: perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: [p4] developer branches
>
> Has anyone implemented developer-private branches?  
>
>  
>
> We have a limited need for them (1-2 devs out of about 10).  We would
> use a dev-private branch when work on a bug fix or enhancement may take
> several weeks, and a developer needs to minimize the impact of losing
> his workspace (due to a local disk problem, for example). Builds would
> break if the changes were checked in incrementally to the shared
> 'Working' branch.
>
>  
>
> I'm evaluating Perforce/p4wsad as a possible replacement for
> CVS/eclipse; thanks in advance for your help.
>
>  
>
> Marilyn Betsill
>
> TEOCO Corporation
>
> Fairfax, VA  22033
>
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