[p4] Sandboxes without branching

Mark Lee mlee at minitab.com
Thu Aug 23 14:00:05 PDT 2007



For the sake of argument, let's say that user branches cannot be
created.  Users want to edit a group of files for some time in a sandbox
with complete (though temporary) version history and then submit into
Perforce.  How would one then create such a sandbox?


Several recent threads have mentioned various shelving methods (p4tar,
scripts, etc.) and a third-party product, CodePickle.  These solutions
all seem to involve a save/rollback/resume model that does not include
support for versioning.  One solution I'm investigating involves using
both a local and remote Perforce server with separate workspaces mapped
to the same root.  Obviously this would require user diligence to keep
each up to date but in theory this looks like it should work.


Has anyone else worked on a similar system or have any ideas how best to
accomplish this?





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