P4 Blog

  • April 11, 2014

    Listing Perforce branches with wiki magic


    If you've browsed through the Perforce Workshop (formerly known as the Public Depot) in the last six years, you've probably seen the Perforce MediaWiki extension in action, but even if you've edited one of those project pages odds are you haven't scratched the surface of what this handy little wiki plugin can do.

  • April 10, 2014


    On 7 April, 2014, we learned about a vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160, aka Heartbleed) in OpenSSL, an open-source implementation of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. We have not found any indication that any Perforce server has been exploited using the Heartbleed vulnerability.

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  • April 08, 2014

    Folder Diff is one of the gems in P4V. The tool helps you to compare branches, changes, local files vs depot files, shelves, you name it. To put it simply, any directory anywhere at any point in time, as long as Perforce knows about it, as long as it is available on your machine, or any possible combination of these two.

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  • April 02, 2014

    In release 2014.1, we’re introducing Parallel Sync—a unique capability that transfers multiple files simultaneously (instead of serially) as part of the sync command, thereby greatly reducing the overall sync time.

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  • March 31, 2014


    When it is comes to coding there is nothing better than basking in the glow of my 27" monitor with a dozen windows open, but when I'm writing (like right now!) I much prefer to be curled up in a pub with a pint and my tablet. However the idea of writing anything, even articles, without the safety of a versioned backup is unthinkable to me.

  • March 27, 2014


    In order to understand the overall behavior of a distributed installation of Perforce, it's important that you understand the concept of "work in progress." So I thought I'd spend a bit of time trying to explain what it means.

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