It's all about the answers!

Ask a question

Working copy vs. mutable copy


Gary Mullen-Schultz (28725436) | asked Mar 25 '10, 11:03 a.m.
I'm struggling to understand the difference between a working copy (ProjectAreaWorkingCopy) of a project, and just having a mutable version of a project (IProcessItemService.getMutableCopy(IProjectArea)).

What can/should I do to one, and what to the other?

Thanks, Gary

5 answers



permanent link
Jared Burns (4.4k29) | answered Mar 25 '10, 11:03 a.m.
FORUM ADMINISTRATOR / FORUM MODERATOR / JAZZ DEVELOPER
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:08:01 +0000, garymu wrote:

I'm struggling to understand the difference between a working copy
(ProjectAreaWorkingCopy) of a project, and just having a mutable version
of a project
(IProcessItemService.getMutableCopy(IProjectArea)).

What can/should I do to one, and what to the other?

Thanks, Gary

ProjectAreaWorkingCopy isn't API so you can't use it.

--
Jared Burns
Jazz Process Team

permanent link
Jared Burns (4.4k29) | answered Mar 25 '10, 12:50 p.m.
FORUM ADMINISTRATOR / FORUM MODERATOR / JAZZ DEVELOPER
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 17:53:00 +0000, garymu wrote:

One of the code snippets (Snippet3.java) out there on Jazz.net to show
how to use the APIs has the following line of code.

IProcessAreaWorkingCopy areaWc =
(IProcessAreaWorkingCopy)service.getWorkingCopyManager
().createPrivateWorkingCopy(teamArea);


This interface shouldn't be API and we have a workitem to remove it:
101050: Remove com.ibm.team.process.client.workingcopies as a "API"
package

The classes in the ...process.client.workingcopies package are intended
for use only by our editors. I'm disappointed to hear that someone posted
a snippet to jazz.net telling people to use this API. Can you please
point me to the URL?

If you want to modify a project area, you should just use a mutable copy.

--
Jared Burns
Jazz Process Team

permanent link
Gary Mullen-Schultz (28725436) | answered Mar 25 '10, 1:47 p.m.
Sorry - I meant IProcessAreaWorkingCopy.

One of the code snippets (Snippet3.java) out there on Jazz.net to show how to use the APIs has the following line of code.

IProcessAreaWorkingCopy areaWc = (IProcessAreaWorkingCopy)service.getWorkingCopyManager().createPrivateWorkingCopy(teamArea);


Should this be done some other way?

Thanks for your help, Gary

permanent link
Gary Mullen-Schultz (28725436) | answered Mar 26 '10, 8:24 a.m.
By the way, Jared, the example code snippets I mentioned are packaged up in the Plain Java Client Libraries zip file available from the RTC "All Downloads" page.

Gary

permanent link
Jared Burns (4.4k29) | answered Mar 26 '10, 9:02 a.m.
FORUM ADMINISTRATOR / FORUM MODERATOR / JAZZ DEVELOPER
On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 12:38:02 +0000, garymu wrote:

By the way, Jared, the example code snippets I mentioned are packaged up
in the Plain Java Client Libraries zip file available from the RTC "All
Downloads" page.

Gary

Thanks, Gary. I wasn't aware of the snippets in this download. I'll try
to get them fixed up.

--
Jared Burns
Jazz Process Team

Your answer


Register or to post your answer.