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Learning Perforce SCM by Robert Cowham, Neal Ralph Firth

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Chapter 2. The P4V GUI

P4V is a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just as a picture is worth a thousand words, a GUI provides an excellent mechanism for displaying all the information associated with software configuration management tasks.

This chapter introduces the P4V interface. Like many GUIs, P4V uses system menus, context menus, tool tips, tabs, and other common features. We assume that the reader has some familiarity with these features, so we don't cover them in detail. Rather, this chapter covers the organization and presentation characteristics of the GUI and relates them to basic Perforce terminology. We provide interface usage details where we've found that our training students typically have questions about control functionality or ...

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