[p4] Jira integration: use jobs or not?
olle.hallin at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 13:50:13 PST 2008
I'd say that you should go for #2 in your list below.
In this setup, the p4 jobs exist only to support the p4 tool set, so you
could say that it is JIRA-centric. (The set of p4 jobs corresponds to the
subset of JIRA issues that represent code changes.)
We use JIRA+p4 this way, with great success.
The developers appreciate that they are relieved from memorizing JIRA issue
(This works provided that they have setup their JobView properly, e.g.,
It also increases the quality of the integration, since the risk for typos
2008/2/29, Dan Halbert <halbert at everyzing.com>:
> Hi - I am asking some advice from those of you who use Jira with Perforce.
> We are switching from Bugzilla to Jira for bug tracking. We do not use
> P4DTI. Instead, we have a simple homegrown integration with Bugzilla
> using a submit trigger. Every submit must include one or more Bugzilla
> bug numbers in the description. The submit description is added as a
> comment to the bug. This enforces matching bugs with fixes.
> We do not use Perforce jobs at all.
> Jira has several options for integration with perforce (if I understand
> 1. It can just do changelist indexing; it will notice references to JIRA
> issues (e.g. FOO-123) in changelist descriptions. It indexes once an hour.
> 2. It can also optionally create a Perforce job on request for a Jira
> 3. It can also require that a Perforce job be created. This is called a
> hidden job. It seems there is then a one-to-one correspondence between
> Jira issues and Perforce jobs.
> I cannot decide what to do here. Since we have no experience with jobs,
> I am not sure they are necessary if we already have Jira issues. To get
> the enforcement I have with Bugzilla, I could write a submit trigger
> that requires a reference to at least one Jira issue in each submit
> description .
> If you use Jira, what is your experience, and which did you choose? It
> seems the choice might have to do with whether we want to be more
> p4-centric or Jira-centric, but I am not sure.
> Thanks very much,
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