[ILUG] Seeking Alternatives
dneary at informix.com
Wed Nov 29 14:34:10 GMT 2000
"John P . Looney" wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 10:32:26AM -0000, Dunphy Richard-rdunph01 mentioned:
> > > Clearcase is evil. CVS is your only man for this.
> > Not so! I think Clearcase is very good for cross site development and so on.
> Would it not be more accurate to say that multi-site development was
> beaten into Clearcase ? I got the impression that it was a hacked NFS
> server, that had loads of permissions/transparent revisions built in. NFS
> was never designed to be anything bar local..
I don't think so.... ClearCase's multi-site is based on a kind of mirror
system - you havbe your main code in one place, and everywhere else uses
a mirror copy of this code. The local changes are synced regularly
throughout all the copies worldwide. The NFS system is only used (by us)
for cases when you want to compile something on a system that doesn't
support clearcase natively. That implies local to me... you would just
use a local viewserver to set a view into the source (equivalent to
doing a read-only checkout from CVS), and then NFS export the resulting
filesystem to your strange local system.
It's actually a pretty cool way of doing things, IMHO.
Software engineer, Informix Dublin.
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