Piper is a Perforce desktop client that is designed to be simpler to use than P4V.
Note that Piper has nowhere near the functionality of P4V, and probably never will (in fact, the original project has a 2.0 version that has an even simpler interface!).
HERE is a little video introduction describing the new features in Piper 2.0
The Piper project includes two scripts:
SUBMIT.tagger change-commit //... "/p4/common/bin/triggers/SubmitTagger.py -c %change%"
thumb-generator. This script should be installed as a cron job.
Piper has been tested with Perforce server version 2013.2-2014.2, although there is no reason that it should not work with an earlier Perforce version. Since Piper is compiled with the 2014.2 API, you would want to replace the libraries and recompile with the 2015.x API to use with a newer (2015+) server.
Piper can search the Perforce repository if you have P4Search installed. Piper will look for a key called p4search.url and, if present, will allow you to perform searches within the application. For example:
p4search.url = http://search.company.com:8088
NOTE: this search utility uses the P4Search-specific API. You cannot just throw in your favorite search engine and expect things to work!
Currently, Piper only supports classic Perforce depots (i.e. no streams). It wouldn't be too difficult to modify Piper to support using streams (and in fact might make workspace management a lot easier).
Piper has been compiled with the Perforce 2014.2 libraries, so you will probably have issues trying to connect to a 2015.x server. Replace the libraries and recompile if you are having problems.
Piper is distributed in a BYOS model... Bring Your Own Support.
Issues are tracked on the Workshop under the Jobs tab.
Piper can be installed by mounting the DMG file (Piper.dmg) and dragging the application within to your Applications directory.
When Piper launches, it registers the p4:// URL scheme to provide hyperlink capability directly into the application.
Piper has been tested with Mac OSX 10.9 and above.
The Mac version of Piper is compiled with XCode 6.3.1. To build the DMG, select the Product > Archive menu from within XCode. This will run a script that will produce the DMG in the dist directory.
The windows version of Piper includes an MSI installer (msi). The installer creates registry entries to associate the p4:// URL scheme with the Piper executable.
Piper has been tested with Windows 7 and Windows 8. Piper requires .Net 4.5 to function.
Piper has been developed using Visual Studio 2012. The dist.cmd scirpt in the root branch directory allows you to build the installer (running the devenv command).