March 16, 2012
by James Creasy, Director of Product Technology, Perforce Software
March 14, 2012
by Nigel Chanter
Recently a group of us were lucky enough to get a tour of the National Ignition Facility, NIF, at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, home to the world’s largest and most energetic laser. The goal of the NIF project is to achieve nuclear fusion and energy gain in the laboratory —in essence, creating a miniature star on Earth. One of the reasons for our visit was to deliver our new product roadmap.Posted In:
March 12, 2012
The recent 2011.2 update of P4Eclipse supports Eclipse 3.7, which also means it can be installed using the Eclipse Marketplace's simple install button. Just look up P4Eclipse's Marketplace page, and drag the Install button into a running Eclipse 3.7 instance. That will start the installation process for you.Posted In:
March 08, 2012
by Brigid Kilcoin
Even if you’re an experienced Perforce user, there are probably a few shortcuts that you haven’t learned yet. We asked several Perforce employees to share their favorite tricks with us, and invite you to share your own tips in the comments!
Randy DeFauw, Technical Marketing Manager:
1. You can set your own diff tools in P4V for different types of files. For Office documents, that means I can use Araxis Merge to diff Word documents and some simple scripts to diff Excel and PowerPoint files.Posted In:
March 06, 2012
This is the last of a three-part series on virtual streams.
In this post I'll try to answer a few nuts-and-bolts questions about virtual streams. If you have any questions that I didn't address here, let me know and I'll start a FAQ in the forums.
Creating virtual streams
Creating a virtual stream is really easy, since there's no actual branching involved. You just create a new stream, set the Type to virtual, choose the Parent stream, and adjust the other options (particularly the paths) accordingly.
March 02, 2012
This is the second in a three-part series on virtual streams.
One of the first things you learn when you graduate to a world-class version management tool is to love branching. That's a tough transition if you came from a tool that did branching poorly, but there are no poisoned apples in Perforce's tree of branching wisdom. There is a small worm in one of those apples, however, and we've now got a better way to deal with it.