PerforceDirectPlugin noob question Follow Zoltan Grose Created April 24, 2003 21:09 Am I missing how to submit? I've got my file edited (checking out when making a change to a read-only file is cool!) but now I want to submit.
"Zoltan Grose" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
making a change to a read-only file is cool!) but now I want to submit.
You'll need to use P4Win for that (or p4 submit on unix). The plugin hasn't
got to that stage yet as it would probably require a bit of GUI work to
accept the comment and allow you to move files out of the default changelist
and into another pending one.
Gadzooks. And with the external tools gone, I can't make my standard call to the p4 executable.
Thanks for the info.
You are absolutely right, fg from tv.
Submit requires a lot of GUI functionality that is
1 - a lot of work that has been done in P4Win and I don't see a big need to
repeat it in IDEA. Well, except not leaving our beloved IDE ;)
2 - a GUI work. As I mentioned somewhere - that's my weak point.
But there are signs things may change in the future...
If you wait a few weeks...
P.S. I still consider more important to add "off-line" functionality
(to be able to "p4 edit" or "p4 add" files while away from Perforce
and later really execute the commands when returned on-line)
"fg" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
"Richard Nemec" <email@example.com> wrote in message
only realised afer I posted that my home Outlook has fg as my name ;)
offline would be a very useful feature to have. When working from home it's
often much easier to turn off the read-only flag and edit, then p4 edit once
back online (if I remember)
My company is planning to switch to Perforce. As I have done a huge amount
of work writing a VCS plugin for our previous source control system, which
shall remain nameless, there is a good chance I will start working on the
Perforce plugin. And being someone who hates to fail at a challenge, I
will probably want to implement everything. (Whether I will have the time
is another issue. But since I got everyone used to using my plugin, I think
they would hate to go back to something less convenient, so I may be able
to get the development cycles for it.)
Richard Nemec wrote:
>>"Zoltan Grose" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>Am I missing how to submit? I've got my file edited (checking out when
>>making a change to a read-only file is cool!) but now I want to submit.
>>You'll need to use P4Win for that (or p4 submit on unix). The plugin
>>got to that stage yet as it would probably require a bit of GUI work to
>>accept the comment and allow you to move files out of the default
>>and into another pending one.
"Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer.
There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris."
- Larry Wall
Not sure how much GUI work you would need. When you execute 'p4 submit' from the command line, it will pop open an editor for you to enter the description and whatnot.
Of course, implementing a fully featured (changelists, etc) submission dialog is more effort. I guess I'll sit tight and see what comes down the pipe. :)
I fully agree, I don't see a need for GUI here, the current implementation of the external tool that calls 'p4 submit' is largely sufficient, if you don't want to submit one file just remove it from the list in the 'p4 submit' window.
This is why I kept the 'submit' as an external tool and removed the other command as PerforceDirectPlugin provides them and better.
That is perfectly OK.
The plugin is here to provide functionality that is not possible
from the external perforce tool.
If the external submit is good enough for you, use that combined with the
If not, either use P4Win (that I still prefer) or wait for the GUI.
(By "you" I mean any user, not just "you, Gael" :o)
"Gael Marziou" <email@example.com> wrote in message
of the external tool that calls 'p4 submit' is largely sufficient, if you
don't want to submit one file just remove it from the list in the 'p4
command as PerforceDirectPlugin provides them and better.
Let me chime in as a recent user of this plugin.
I frequently run IDEA via an ssh tunnel to an offsite unix machine. It would be really useful for me to have a GUI for submission -- the act of starting an emacs instance via X11 / ssh tunneling is slow slow slow.
Truthfully, I'd be happy with a simple textbox -- but I'd like it to be handled within the IDEA instance, rather than calling out.
I'm currently working on the Submit GUI with richard. I hope to have a beta
of the change editing/submit dialogs this week. Manipulating changelists may
take till next week due to work commitments.
"Andrew Houghton" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
would be really useful for me to have a GUI for submission -- the act of
starting an emacs instance via X11 / ssh tunneling is slow slow slow.
handled within the IDEA instance, rather than calling out.