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Version control with JAZZ.net an d WINDOWS explorer


Roland Mueller (102189) | asked Feb 05 '10, 6:23 a.m.
Hello.
For the the Jazz.net based source control you need to deal with eclipse to change files under source control. That is fine for software engineers.
In our projects many other people have source controlled files (e.g. purchasing lists, manual test procedures, approval documents). They have no glue of eclipse and it is not their job to get knowledge in eclipse.
Clear Case has a integration with the WINDOWS explorer. You can check in / out files directly from the windows explorer and I can create snapshot views on a server which look like normal server locations to "non clearcase users" - good enough to make the documents available to be read by "non software" guys.
So two questions
1. Is their a way to offer basic check in / out /add to source control functionality to the WINDOWS explorer, so that you do not have to start eclipse to use those basic feautures.
2. Can I post "snapshot views" of a repository workspace on a server location and update that in regular time intervals -so that all WINDOWS user can see the content without eclipse?


Roland

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Raphael Weisser (10195) | answered Oct 22 '10, 7:08 a.m.
Hey, thank you that works.

If I want to download files from an external PC,
which of the files from the folder jazz/scmtools/eclipse/ are necessary
to be able to download?
Or is the complete folder in usage? (50MB)

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Geoffrey Clemm (29.8k23035) | answered Oct 21 '10, 10:58 a.m.
FORUM ADMINISTRATOR / FORUM MODERATOR / JAZZ DEVELOPER
Yes, you can use the RTC scm command line to download files.

Cheers,
Geoff

On 10/20/2010 2:52 AM, MartinI88 wrote:
Hi,

you've said, that there isn't a windows explorer integration yet.
But is there another way to download a folder from Jazz-SCM like a
snapshot (without Eclipse or VS).
e.g. watching a lot of sourcefiles from an external pc.
I've noticed the option to download and edit a single file in WebUI,
but I also thought, there was a hint to make my request possible.

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Raphael Weisser (10195) | answered Oct 20 '10, 2:41 a.m.
Hi,

you've said, that there isn't a windows explorer integration yet.
But is there another way to download a folder from Jazz-SCM like a snapshot (without Eclipse or VS).
e.g. watching a lot of sourcefiles from an external pc.
I've noticed the option to download and edit a single file in WebUI,
but I also thought, there was a hint to make my request possible.

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Geoffrey Clemm (29.8k23035) | answered Oct 19 '10, 2:27 p.m.
FORUM ADMINISTRATOR / FORUM MODERATOR / JAZZ DEVELOPER
This is work item 43272.
Please feel free to indicate your interest/support in a comment on that
work item.

Cheers,
Geoff

On 10/19/2010 11:53 AM, sachapg wrote:
Hello,

Although the web client is a good addition .... I think too, a Windows
Explorer integration would be very welcome !!!

Development is not limited to Eclipse and Visual Studio.

In Windows Explorer integration " la" Tortoise would be
good for other tools than VS or Eclipse.

Even if not all SCM features are not available in Windows Explorer
integration, I think the basic operation like, view incoming/outgoing
changes, check in, deliver and accept would be great.


Sacha

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Sacha Perret-Gentil (6121) | answered Oct 19 '10, 11:42 a.m.
Hello,

Although the web client is a good addition .... I think too, a Windows Explorer integration would be very welcome !!!

Development is not limited to Eclipse and Visual Studio.

In Windows Explorer integration " la" Tortoise would be good for other tools than VS or Eclipse.

Even if not all SCM features are not available in Windows Explorer integration, I think the basic operation like, view incoming/outgoing changes, check in, deliver and accept would be great.


Sacha

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Marine Guide (6) | answered Oct 19 '10, 10:46 a.m.
Thanks Geoffrey I was almost going mad looking for that!

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Raphael Weisser (10195) | answered Oct 19 '10, 5:18 a.m.
Hello,

below there is mentioned an access to the Jazz-Repository without the Eclipse-Client via the Web UI.
In this case it's only possible to download a single file.
Is there a way to download a complete folder of the project with all subfolders and files included?
Thanks for helping

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Geoffrey Clemm (29.8k23035) | answered Jun 03 '10, 10:09 a.m.
FORUM ADMINISTRATOR / FORUM MODERATOR / JAZZ DEVELOPER
The RTC SCM web interface is just a tab on the RTC web interface.
Select a project area in the RTC web browser, and you'll see a Source
Control tab (unless your admin has explicitly hidden that tab ... such
as is the case for the jazz.net project areas).

Cheers,
Geoff

On 6/3/2010 9:23 AM, RolandMueller wrote:
Hi,

might help, have to look to it - or is the full blown web client.
Could you update me how to access this web interface (if it's not the
standard client.)
I think this one is overloaded from the perspective of "non SW
engenneers.

Regards, Roland

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Roland Mueller (102189) | answered Jun 03 '10, 9:11 a.m.
Hi,

might help, have to look to it - or is the full blown web client.
Could you update me how to access this web interface (if it's not the standard client.)
I think this one is overloaded from the perspective of "non SW engenneers.

Regards, Roland

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Jean-Michel Lemieux (2.5k11) | answered May 26 '10, 5:00 p.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER
We did add a web based interface that allows locking/checkin/updating files stored in Jazz Source Control so that non-developers could easily work with files stored in the repository without needed a client.

Does this help with your use-case?

Cheers,
Jean-Michel

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