Perforce Releases Free iPhone App To Monitor Server Status
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Perforce Software has released a free iPhone application that gives administrators using Perforce Software Configuration Management (SCM) system real-time access to server status information. P4Scout lets administrators quickly monitor the status of their Perforce servers from anywhere. Perforce SCM manages digital assets, including software code. The Perforce Server manages the program's central file repository content, including the versioned files and stored metadata that records user and file activity.
- Server status: The status of each server identified is indicated by an icon next to the server name;
- Simplified navigation: The administrator can save discovered servers and define and add new ones;
- Levels of information: By clicking on the server name, more detail is available, including host and port, version, uptime, time remaining until licenses expire, and number of users. A list of long-running SCM operations is also available; and
- The administrator can e-mail a user who has launched an operation.
Compatible with any iPhone or iPod touch with version 2.0 software, P4Scout was developed with the Perforce Derived API for Objective-C, which the company said would be available shortly.
Perforce software has been used at California State University, Sacramento; University of Waterloo in Ontario; and College of Charleston in South Carolina, among others.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.