|Title||The fixes keyword can't be set on submit (except to "closed")|
|Assigned user||Richard Brooksby|
|Description||Each Perforce interface needs a way to set the "fixes keyword" to something other than "closed" when submitting or creating a new change.|
Currently, when submitting, each interface brings up a pick list of jobs. If any jobs are chosen from the list, then a fix is created that links the submitted changelist to the job, and that fix has keyword "closed" (see p4 fixes -s) and the job's status is therefore changed to "closed".
Each interface needs to provide a way to set this keyword (and therefore the job status) to something other than "closed" -- in fact, any legal value for the "status" field in a job.
|Analysis||Analysis of this problem is up to Perforce. See the e-mail referenced above for my ideas. RB 2000-09-19|
Chris has implemented a mechanism for this in the command line interface.
I think the designer of each interface will have their own ideas about how best to present this, but FWIW I suggest that each job is listed with a check box to say whether to fix the job at all, and some sort of selection control from which the user can choose the keyword. A drop-down menu would be ideal, I think. Second best would be just a selection control which included the magic "notfixed" value which tells the server not to fix the job. Third best would be a textual interface similar to the one that Chris has implemented for the command line. RB 2000-11-27
Perforce have supplied a server change which gives an interface in the Windows GUI and the development environment plug-ins (though the latter don't have a drop-down menu). See <
|Created by||Richard Brooksby|
|Created on||2000-09-19 23:40:19|
|Last modified by||Gareth Rees|
|Last modified on||2001-12-10 18:54:10|
|History||2000-09-19 RB Added from e-mail "A submit form interface to fixes keywords" <|
2000-11-27 RB Added clarification that this is needed in all interfaces to Perforce that support fixing, and some suggestions for how to do it.
2000-12-06 RB Added reference to mail about Perforce's fix and closed with changes to the manual in version 0.4.
|5534||closed||2000-12-06 13:11:32||Richard Brooksby||Updating the UG to include instructions for setting the fixes keyword in the development environment plug-ins.|
|5519||open||2000-12-06 10:54:38||Gareth Rees||Added Perforce server P4D/NTX86/2000.2beta/18974 to imported materials.|