[p4] Emulate ClearCase
russell_jeremy at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 7 07:29:42 PDT 2006
You can share a work space as long as the options section of the client spec say "unlocked".
Each user will need to check the files out for edit themselves (use their own user account) if you want to maintain accountability for the check-ins and tracabiliy back to the developer who made the changes.
Have you looked at Interwoven's TeamSite? It seems a little better designed for the work you are doing...
----- Original Message ----
From: daaku6-66 at yahoo.com
To: perforce-user at perforce.com
Sent: Thursday, September 7, 2006 12:11:02 AM
Subject: [p4] Emulate ClearCase
Let me say first - I've used Perforce minimally and I like it compared to most other SC systems. Its fast and simple - two important things for a developer!
But now I've been given a difficult task - move our code from ClearCase (which has code from almost a decade) to Perforce. Moving the code itself is not very difficult. We don't care much about preserving history - as we're going to keep our ClearCase boxes around for a while anyways. What is turning out to be difficult is our environment setups, which are lightly speaking, horrible.
Let me explain:
- We have a branch for each project
- We have multiple environment's which can be mapped to any given branch
- We have a box where developers go an edit files
As we are primarily developing web based content, we do not have a build-deploy cycle.
We have the `live` code from a branch, which includes checked-in & checked-out files for a specific branch mounted on one of the environments. This allows us to test out code without having to check-in the files. Also, this allows us to share the environment between multiple developers.
I know I'm not doing a very good job of explaining things, so if more clarification is needed - let me know.
But basically, what I'm looking for is this: Be able to share a workspace between multiple users, and yet let them check-out & check-in files as themselves.
And RTFM replies with links to specific sections are okay!
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