[p4] Scripting P4win.
steve at vance.com
Tue Apr 1 15:54:59 PDT 2008
One of Perforce's strengths is also unfortunately one of its weaknesses
with respect to Explorer integration. The fact that SVN and CVS store
metadata on the client side helps them with a more responsive Explorer
integration that is not subject to network flakiness. In all other
things, I consider keeping the metadata in the local file system to be
at best a design hack, an annoying intrusion on the source and build
tree, and a good way to subject your metadata to the additive failure
rates of all of your developer's workstations.
Steve Williams wrote:
> I've been a long time user of TortoiseSVN, so when it was mandated that we move to Perforce I immediately started thinking of how to take the source code for TortoiseSVN and transmogrify it to something such as TortoiseP4. I had already looked at P4EXP and seen how woeful it was. It would be a big job to create TortoiseP4, so there are no guarantees it will happen.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com [mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Amiri McCain
> Sent: Wednesday, 2 April 2008 2:27 AM
> To: Ivey, William; perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: Re: [p4] Scripting P4win.
> Have you seen Subversion's Windows Explorer user interface? I've got to
> admit, it's pretty slick. Users interact directly through the explorer
> window and even the right click menus have icons. (google images >>
> Subversion screenshots)
> I have found the Perforce Windows Explorer plug-in to be extremely slow
> and painful and it does not give you folder level information the way
> Subversion does. I put a request in for this feature.
> I would prefer not to have to interact with another software package
> (p4v, p4win, etc), but would prefer to do things directly in windows
> explorer since I am familiar with the interface.
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