Perforce integration enhancements in IntelliJ IDEA 11.1

IntelliJ IDEA 11.1 will bring several changes with regard to VCS support and one of them is a number of enhancements in Perforce integration.

1. Handling Move

We used to handle rename/move operations using integrate. This was not quite convenient: for example, it made viewing history more difficult in external Perforce clients. Now that Perforce has a dedicated move command, we use it when possible. We hope this will save you some nerves and time.

2. Faster Changes Update

Another enhancement relates to Changes view refresh performance. In some cases refresh action took unfairly more time than necessary. Now it should be quicker.

3. Empty Changelists

And at last one more tricky improvement which may make your work with Perforce more transparent. After some operations a changelist might hover in pending state as empty but not visible in the IDE. Now IntelliJ IDEA does not hide such changelists to let you delete them. This also is quite useful since it keeps you from accumulation of empty changelists in Perforce.

All these changes are already available in the latest IntelliJ IDEA 11.1 EAP build.

Please let us know if you have any questions or ideas here or in our bug tracker.

About Andrey Cheptsov

Andrey Cheptsov is IntelliJ IDEA product marketing manager at JetBrains. He's passionate about productivity, programming languages and tools.
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6 Responses to Perforce integration enhancements in IntelliJ IDEA 11.1

  1. davoud rafati says:

    problem in servlet creating menu
    class name not complete with name

  2. davoud: please report problems to the issue tracker: http://youtrack.jetbrains.net/issues/IDEA

  3. Fredrik says:

    Thanks! Guess it requires an update of perforce to version… what?

  4. Peter Gromov says:

    Fredrik, no, it should work with any Perforce version. Of course, ‘move’ will only work with the versions that support it.

  5. Fredrik says:

    Yes that is what I would expect, but what version would that be?

  6. Peter Gromov says:

    Fredrik, IDEA supports ‘move’ for Perforce client/server versions starting with 2009.2

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