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RTC - AIX Client support

Mark Roberts (1205338) | asked Sep 20 '12, 5:03 a.m.
AIX is supported as a server for CLM (my interest is purely RTC) but does not appear on the list for clients. The customer wants to use the client on AIX too (Eclipse). Is this supported or will it be supported soon ?

Last time this was asked on was January, 2010 so have the plans changed since then ?

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Chris McGee (50511117) | answered Oct 02 '12, 2:49 p.m.
The RTC eclipse client is not currently supported on AIX (as of CLM 4.0). I'm not sure if/when it will be supported.

However, there is support for the SCM command-line client on AIX. There is an article that goes over some basic usage:

As well, there are articles on how to use it in conjunction with an IDE (in this case Xcode on Mac OS X):

Eclipse doesn't support listening for changes on the file system on AIX made by the CLI. It will be important to refresh the projects in your workspace after invoking commands that could make changes to the files. This can be done by right-clicking on projects in your workspace and choosing "Refresh" or hitting the F5 key.

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Mark Roberts (1205338) | answered Oct 03 '12, 5:54 a.m.
Thanks Chris - Very helpful.

I have used a SAMBA share from AIX to create an area to load the workspace to (from Windows) and then we can edit the files on AIX and observe the changes in pending changes when we force a refresh in Eclipse on Windows. That will work fine but having the command line on AIX will also be very useful.

Thanks for highlighting this.


Chris McGee commented Oct 03 '12, 10:50 a.m.

Something to be careful about when using network filesystems such as SAMBA or NFS is to be sure that you don't try to use the sandbox with two different clients at the same time on different machines. So, in your case don't try to use the CLI on AIX with your sandbox at the same time that you are using the eclipse client on Windows with that same sandbox.

SCM does try to lock at the filesystem level to prevent this but depending on the network filesystem and how it is configured this lock may not work.

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Mark Roberts (1205338) | answered Oct 03 '12, 2:51 p.m.
Thanks Chris,

I got into that muddle when using the command line and Eclipse on the same workspace on a single machine. I take the point and will be careful over that.


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