About the Helix Swarm Guide
New for Swarm 2023.4
Default Swarm review page enhancements
The Swarm review page (preview) is now the default review page
The Swarm Review page (preview) is now the default Swarm review page. The old review page is now referred to as the classic review page. The Swarm Classic view option will be removed in a future Swarm release. See Review display.
The side panels are now hidden by default
When opening the default review page for the first time, the file list panel and the information panel are hidden so it is easier to view the file diffs. See Review display.
Improved the Blocking Approval section in the Information panel
Once a review has been approved, the Blocking Approval section is hidden. If a new requirement is added to an approved review then it is displayed in the Blocking Commit section. See Blocking Approval or Blocking Commit.
Added a new Blocking commit section to the Information panel
Added a new Blocking Commit section in the Information panel for pre-commit reviews. If a review has been approved but not committed and a new requirement is added to the review, then it is displayed in the Blocking Commit section. See Blocking Approval or Blocking Commit.
Added an option to expand and collapse the review description
When the review description exceeds 25% of the page, the review description is truncated. Use the Expand description button to view the full review description. See Review description.
Added the ability to expand or collapse all files in a review
Added a new Expand all files or Collapse all files option in the Diff actions button. The Expand all files option is only displayed if all or at least one file is collapsed within a review. The Collapse all files option is only displayed if all files are expanded within a review. See Diff actions button.
Added a new flag in the configuration file
Added a new flag fetchContent to the max-size configurable in the
SWARM_ROOT/data/config.php file. This flag determines if the size of a file is larger than the max_size value and enables or disables the show more context buttons in the File diff panel. See max_size configurable.
Added truncation of large files
All files larger than the max_size configurable value in the
SWARM_ROOT/data/config.php file are truncated in the File diff panel. When a file is truncated a message is displayed in the File diff panel. See File diff panel.
Added an option to view the full context of a file
Added a button to the File content panel header that enables you to view the full context of a file. This button is only displayed for text files. See File content panel header.
Upcoming changes to SSO configuration
3D model file type is not supported in the default review page
You can view the 3D model file types only in the classic view of the Swarm review page. Use Helix DAM, a digital asset management software solution by Perforce to view 3D model files. For more information about how to use Helix DAM, see Helix DAM User Guide.
Helix Core Command-Line (P4) Guide
See the Helix Core Command-Line (P4) Guide for concepts and procedures for the command line client.
Helix Core Command-Line (P4) Reference
Helix Core Server Administrator Guide
See Helix Core Server Administrator Guide for information on installation, configuration, and management of Helix Core Server.