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#1 Jim



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Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:56 AM


Have any of you noticed inconsistent image caching with the proiv gui client (I'm using I have a scenario I'm unsuccessfully trying to reproduce and would welcome information on any similar scenarios other people have come across.

The system I am working on is replacing an older grey / p4 buttons application with a more graphics-rich application. I have been monitoring network traffic between p4 client requests and found the only way I can get image caching to work is by specifying a Web Site Address in the Developer Options area for the p4 client settings. I have found this works well with network shares / local file:// references and also exposing the relevant images on a web server and pointing to that - the images are all pulled down to the local cache directory and subsequent network calls are reduced in size. Initially when I was trying this I noticed that the default image for icons was not being pulled down, though the mouse over, clicked and disabled images were. I can't recreate this scenario but am concerned that it could reoccur on site. I noticed a previous post which mentioned a similar problem but in that case it was the mouseover image that was not being pulled in.

Unfortunately if this is a 'sometimes it works, sometimes not' scenario it's not really usable in production. The caching facility would be a real boon as the network infrastructure in place is currently (and for the foreseeable) quite slow, so any reduction in traffic volumes is would be good. Any insights gratefully received.


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