[p4] User initiated Codeline Freezes

Dave Lewis dlewis78731 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 10:50:15 PDT 2007

the nicest way is to incorporate this info into the program, like
perforce does it:

$ p4 -V
Perforce - The Fast Software Configuration Management System.
Copyright 1995-2006 Perforce Software.  All rights reserved.
Rev. P4/LINUX24X86/2005.2/93627 (2006/02/14).

you can see its changelist 93627 for this particular release, or
perhaps better said, its release 2005.2 changelevel 93627


On 8/27/07, todd.benham at kodak.com <todd.benham at kodak.com> wrote:
> Playing devil advocate here:
> If 5 change lists were needed to complete a release branch like, Rel1.0,
> then how would you know a year later which change lists were in the
> 'final' release. Someone could have added the 5th accidentally and the
> release was really only 4 change lists.
> Todd
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chuck Karish [mailto:chuck.karish at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 11:12 AM
> To: Todd D. Benham
> Cc: jab at pobox.com; smith_roy at emc.com; perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: Re: [p4] User initiated Codeline Freezes
> On 8/27/07, todd.benham at kodak.com <todd.benham at kodak.com> wrote:
> > Being relatively new to the 'Perforce way', if you don't freeze a
> > branch (in whatever means), how do know what files where part of a
> > particular version. Is there an assumption that it is labeled?  A
> > general CM practice is to occasional rebuild (audit) older versions to
> > prove the process really captured it correctly. If it is not frozen,
> > how do you ensure it wasn't accidentally changed later (added to).
> A changelist number defines a moment in the history of the code line that
> can be used the same way you would use a label.  It completely specifies
> the contents of the code line.
> Syncing to the same changelist number always brings the same bits into the
> client workspace.  Whether your build system does the same thing with them
> is still worth auditing, but it's a separate problem.
> --
> Chuck Karish   karish at well.com   (415) 317-0182
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