How do I manage project branches?

Initial steps:

  1. Visit your project page.

  2. Project Edit button Click Edit.

  3. Branches drop-down buttons Next to the Branches label, a drop-down button for each branch is displayed, plus an Add Branch button.

Adding a branch

  1. Follow the initial steps.

  2. The Add Branch link

    Click the Add Branch link to display the branch drop-down dialog:

    The branch drop-down dialog

  3. Type in a short Name for your branch.

  4. Type in one or more branch Paths, one per line.

    Note

    Each branch path should be expressed in depot syntax. Wildcards should not be used; the only exception is the branch path can end with the Perforce wildcard ...

    For example: //depot/main/swarm/...

    For more information, see Command Reference: File Specifications.

  5. Optionally check the Only Moderators can approve or reject reviews checkbox. When checked, a field is displayed allowng you to add a new moderator. The field auto-suggests users within the Perforce service as you type.

    The Add Moderator field

    Once the branch specification is complete and the project has been saved, changing the state of any review associated with this moderated branch is restricted as follows:

    • Only moderators can approve or reject the review. Moderators can also transition a review to any other state.

    • The review's author, when she is not a moderator, can change the review's state to Needs Review, Needs Revision, Archived, and can attach committed changelists.

      Normally, the review's author cannot change the review's state to Approved or Rejected on moderated branches. However, authors that are also moderators have moderator privileges, and may approve or reject their own review.

      When disable_self_approve is enabled, authors who are moderators (or even users with admin privileges) cannot approve their own reviews.

    • Project members can change the review's state to Needs Review or Needs Revision, and can attach committed changelists. Project members cannot change the review's state to Approved, Rejected, or Archived.

    • Users that are not project members, moderators, or the review's author cannot transition the review's state.

    • For the review's author and project members, if a review is not in one of their permitted states, for example if the review's state is Rejected, they cannot transition the review to another state.

      These restrictions have no effect on who can start a review.

  6. The Done button Click the Done button to accept your branch specification.

    Once the branch definition has completed, if any moderators were specified, the number of moderators for that branch is displayed in the list of branches:

    Branch moderators count.

  7. Project Save button Click Save to save the branch changes to your project.

Note

The project name does not need to be included in the branch name; Swarm displays the project name with the branch name when appropriate.

Editing a branch

  1. Follow the initial steps.

  2. Click the branch drop-down button you want to edit.

  3. Revise the Name, Paths, or moderators as required.

  4. Project Save button Click Save.

Removing a branch

  1. Follow the initial steps.

  2. Click the branch drop-down button you want to remove.

  3. Branch Remove button Click Remove.

  4. Project Save button

    Click Save.