P4 Blog

  • October 21, 2014

    Perforce P4V new look

    We’re excited to announce that we’ve refreshed the UI of our flagship visual client, P4V. Not only did we update more than 200 icons, we also stripped the UI of gradients, shadows and color (where it isn’t meaningful) to make P4V look and feel lighter and cleaner. The user experience is also improved with significantly faster rendering. Don’t worry, though, we preserved P4V’s functionality so these improvements to the UI come at no cost to your productivity. Perforce developers and beta customers alike told us they were able to upgrade without any disruption to their workflow.

  • October 17, 2014
    p4 clean
    Image: PhylB via Flickr

    Build engineers need a pristine state of their source material. This particularly means not having any artifacts such as object files or class files leftover from a previous build in the build workspace.

    There are several ways to achieve this in Perforce:

    • Create a new workspace for each build
    • Reuse the workspace by removing all files and forcing a sync, optionally skipping the have-list update for more speed (using the –p option)
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  • October 15, 2014

    tutorial video library

    The Perforce Tutorial Video Library has been completely redesigned and now includes all of the video content previously available only in the Perforce eLearning courses. This will be the central location for all “how-to” video content and a valuable resource for anyone who needs to get up-to-speed quickly.

  • October 10, 2014

    mentorship

    My first tech mentor was named Simon. He sat me down in front a computer running MS-DOS when I was 9 years old. He encouraged me to explore the system using the "cd" and "dir" commands. He instructed me to look for files ending in "exe", "bat" and "com" in order to run them. He taught me how to copy, move and rename files. He showed me his CAD drawings and how they related to his work with machinery. He was the best mentor a little girl could have. He was patient, understanding, enthusiastic, and he is also my father.

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  • October 08, 2014

    perforce supportStarting on October 9, you will receive your case number in an email response when you create your support case through email and web channels, acknowledging that we have received your request.

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  • October 08, 2014

    remote administration p4dPerforce server architecture has taken significant strides lately. It wasn’t too long ago when we had customers running hundreds or even thousands of users off of a central Perforce server aided by good ol’ caching proxies. Fast forward to today and you have a several deployment options to choose from as part of the federated server architecture. Some examples:

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