build Questions

Am working in a old project which has many hg subrepos which seems to be problematic. Am planning to remove subrepos and move to main repository. Is there any better approach to do the same or any tools? Also want to maintain the same metadata and not interested to add all subrepo as single commit to main repository.

Hello,

I have a number of Linux shell scripts for automation of particular operations. For example: merging SVN revisions from one branch to other, update statuses of JIRA tickets, make an Oracle eBS build from sources stored in SVN or git etc. 

I'm trying to use these automation scripts for different infrastuctures and customers. But I cannot share the script code for mentioned customers. Is it possible to put automation shell scripts in cloud and call these scripts from different infrastuctures? Are some available technical solutions how to call Linux shell scripts from cloud?

For example in cloud I could have shell function svn_merge() with parameters. But this script could be called from different infras with different parameters like "svn_merge <parameters>".

I will be happy to see any suggestions, any links to any free or commercial solutions.

 

Thanks in advance!

Arturs

 

Dear Experts,

Need your expter advice in setting up a new repository structure for our product development.

We have a software product, with 15-compnents and each of the 15-components have at least 15-modules.

Earlier our admin guy had configured the Stash server for us.

The current setup is like this:
Our IT engineer had created 15-Projects in stash/bitbucket server for 15-Components
For each of the 15-modules in a given component, a individual repository was created

Thus we have around 225 + 25(for additional module), totally 250 repositories to manage.

Individual developers creates their feature branches on their respective repositories and merge them to their production branch in their respective repo, after release.

Feature branches gets created only on a particular module in a particular repository which is getting affected for that feature.

If a developer is working on a feature, which is affecting 10-modules, this developer creates a branch in each of the repository which is affectting this module. Thus he creates 10-branches for a given feature in 10-different repositories.

In this way, we have many small teams working on many individual repositories corresponding to their module. Packages are made from each of the individual repository and delivered to our infra team, who deploys the product on our hosted servers.

Since source is spread all over the place, there is no baselines/tags created for this product. Also managing these many repositories by a single CM admin is too much to handle.

As a CM admin, I’m thinking of suggesting this structure for this product.
Create a single Project (Project A) in Stash 
Create a single repository (Repo A ) in this project 
Create a folder for each Component, i.e 15-Folders, under the repository root 
(i.e Project A - /RepoA/Component1/Module1 Module2 ……Module15
/RepoA/Component2/Module1 Module2 ……Module15
/RepoA/Component3/Module1 Module2 ……Module15
:
:
/RepoA/Folder15/Module1 Module2 ……Module15)

In this way we’ll have single repository to handle and CM admin will create branches and developers will just make changes and commit their code.

Appreciate your response on these lines:

1. Is my suggestion to host a single repository for all the components correct? 
is this achievable, what is your opinion on this repository structure?

2. We are developing a multi-tier, web application using PHP, Python, and Java Script. This application gets deployed on multiple servers. By using this single repository structure, do you see any issue or obstacle at a later stage on the line of development? What precautions should we take, if any?

3. Since the application is multi-tier, developers actually develop the application in the development environment (where multiple servers are setup to create a production sort of environment) using the shared work area in the environment, at times there are chances of one developer overwriting the others' changes.

What is your opinion on this kind of development?

4. Using this repository structure, how do we resolve the conflicts? Whenever a developer tries to push/pull the changes, he/she might face multiple conflicts not only from their changes. Should we call all developers to assemble at one desk and resolve the conflicts or is there any other better way?

5. We have many set of features getting developed on different branches. At times, many components are not modified in the some branches, still we just package them and release. What is your advice on this?

As CM admin, I see lots of advantages in managing branches and merges in a single repository structure. What do you suggest for our kind of development.

I have read many articles on web about the advantages/disadvantages of having single/multiple repositories. My Dev team is not conveienced with my approach.  Thus I need answers to all my(actually their's) question in one place.

Would appreciate your detailed response for each of the above issues that we are facing.  Your assistance in this regard will be very much appreciated.

Eagerly awaiting your response.

 

Thanking you,

Deepak.

By Paul Perry - December 18, 20151 Answer

Hello Everyone,

I'd like to understand how companies using SVN, TFS, Git, GitHub perform backing out production deployments from two perspectives, your re-deployment method but more importantly, how are you indicating in your respective repo that if code was rolled back, what are you doing internally with your SCM tool to force a message to developers that code was backed out.

Thanks

Paul Perry

Our goal is to acquire information about which merges are trivial, manual, or automatic. Currently, we have clearmrgman, and while it has a save feature, we'd like to do this without involving a GUI or human interaction. 

 

Is there any way to acquire this information about merges from the command line? The solution does not necessarily have to use ClearCase. 

 

Thanks in advance.

Ideally, I'd like to take a unix shell programming course that is offered in the classroom but I would consider an online course as well.  I have ten years of release engineering experience but I was laid off five years ago and I want to work in unix/linux release engineering again or in even switch to system administration.TIA,

Linda Dawson, Lexington, MA

How have others solved the resourcing justification for Build / Release engineers? Based on number of supported developers? number of tools? number of deployments? are there base line ratios or other industry standards based on specific products or supported platforms?

By Param M - June 29, 20144 Answers

Hi,

I am working an project to migrate from SVN to Clearcase UCM. Kindly guide me if any one have step by step process to move with or without revision files from SVN to Clearcase UCM.

 

Thanks in advance.

Hi,

 

Is there any SCM tool which allows to define dependency between any 2 artifacts within the project.

Technically this is possible with some tools like Maven & Make but in case of any 2 word documents can this be defined using SCM tools?

 

Thanks

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