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Versioning question for a major upgrade project

Project to be performed in 2 equally complex phases, each phase to deliver to production about 4 months apart.  The project has been identified as 8.0.  Our baseline naming convention says change the first number for a major enhancement/upgrade.  If the first baseline is named to coincide with the project (8.0), then what name/identifier do I give to the baseline when phase 2 is ready?

Robert Martin's picture Robert Martin
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Yossi Zinger's picture Yossi Zinger
CM Synergy 7.2 using work_area with -setpath, it is creating an absolute work area and a link to the work area at the same time.

On Unix, with 7.2.0.5 solairs:
I have a baseline with subprojects that I am trying to get to disk. The documentaion says using 'copy to file system' will put the date of the file to the copy time. (It appears though to be related to the setting of wa_time or not.) We want the create/edit time of the file when we put it to disk, and with the documentation saying what it does, I am trying to use ccm work_area to set the paths of the parent and each subproject and then unmaintain it. The parent project is a grouping project with the subprojects set to not being relative to the parent because we use them in other grouping projects (like include_variant and src_variant).
parent_project
subprojectA
subprojectB

Sitting in directory X, I run 'ccm work_area -maintain_wa -copy_based -not_modifiable -setpath "/home/X/y/z/" -no_recurse -project subprojectA~1

brandon roberts
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Eitan Schichmanter's picture Eitan Schichmanter
Search for references in CA Harvest SCM ??

Hi. I have been looking around for new references to the software CA Harvest SCM and until now have not been able to identify this solution in recent independant studies (for example, Gartner Magic Quadrant, Forrester Wave, or others).  Does anyone know why  Harvest is not included in the recent versions of these reports?

 

 

Regards,

Beatriz Gomez's picture Beatriz Gomez
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