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How to best handle multiple developers working on overlapping files?

Chidambaram L (23414287) | asked Apr 13 '20, 3:56 a.m.
edited Apr 14 '20, 12:42 a.m.
Developers are new to RTC. My question is specific to merge effort in the team of 4 developers delivering change sets once a day.  Accept before Deliver will be applied. 
  • 4 developers release to Dev Stream at the end of the day. dev1 Accepts changes from the Stream at the start of next day, merges & Delivers to Stream. On receipt of this Change Set, dev2,3,4 Accepts change sets checked-in by dev1. typically dev1 is a lead developer.
  • Should we inform dev2,3,4 that dev1 will perform one merge at the start of the day and dev2,3,4 need not merge code checked-in by dev2,3,4.
Lighter side, dev2,3,4 cannot Check-In change sets until dev1 releases the merged code.

Will this strict merge procedure reduce the Merge effort. Should we start our RTC SCM process this way.

If Developers merge at their own will & wish, will it not end up with more effort from developer's side. Atleast to start with it would be difficult for the team to understand how the RTC Change Set Delivery Accept work in Merge scenario.

Geoffrey Clemm commented Apr 13 '20, 9:34 a.m.

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Geoffrey Clemm (30.1k33035) | answered May 06 '20, 11:19 p.m.

 Developers will not be able to deliver to the Dev Stream if there are any conflicts between their changes and what has already been delivered by other developers.   The simplest approach is to just have each developer does their own merging.   If you really must have just the lead developer do all the merging, then you can do the following:

- Add flow targets to the dev1 workspace from the workspaces of dev2, 3, and 4.
- Dev1 accepts changes from the other workspaces, does the merging, and then delivers.
- Each other developer either waits until all their changes have been delivered to the team stream before accepting those changes into their workspace and making any new changes, or creates a new workspace based on the current state of the team stream, and makes new changes in the new workspace.

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