[p4] Keeping everybody in sync with client specs?

Nittin chawala nittinchawala at yahoo.co.in
Sun Mar 30 22:03:34 PDT 2008

you can write a form-in trigger on client spec and check if the client spec is modified by developers.
  Now what do you want to do:
  1) Just inform everyone that client spec is changed ?
  2) Modify the build client spec automatically ( need more logical approch to do this )
  You can also write a wrapper on sync with cetain options like very the client spec if modified by some other users etc..

Roy Smith <smith_roy at emc.com> wrote:
  We've got a recurring problem involving keeping everybody on the same 
page with client specs. What seems to keep happening is:

1) Development adds a new top-level directory to a project
2) The build team doesn't update their client spec and the build breaks
3) Much ranting email gets sent with both sides pointing fingers

Part of the problem is that the build team needs to pull in more 
stuff than the developers. In addition to the code itself, they need 
build scripts, documentation, etc, so we can't both both use the same 
template. They need to build a client spec which is a superset of 
what dev uses.

How do other people solve these sorts of problems? We're looking for 
something which doesn't require any manual steps (or as few as 

Roy Smith 
Software Guy, EMC Common Management Group
44 South Broadway, 7th floor
White Plains, NY 10601
+1 914 580 3427
AIM: roysmith649
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