[ILUG] Seeking Alternatives
dneary at informix.com
Thu Nov 30 12:51:36 GMT 2000
Ger Donohue wrote:
> Quick one.
> Can Perforce or CVS run in a mixed mode envoirment.
> i.e. VOBS or storage area on one platform (unix) and VIEWS available to
> another platform (Windows NT/2000) either locally or over network.
Sure, but the VOB and VIEW analogy doesn't really carry through.
Basically what ClearCase people think of as VOBS are modules in CVS. And
what we think of as a view is a number of modules checked out to the
local machine with the appropriate command line - CVS supports
branching, labelling, timestamps, as well as selecting individual
versions. I'm not sure - maybe someone else knows? - if CVS supports a
config spec type idea, where you can single out different versions of
different files based on a hierarchy of rules. If not, that's a fairly
big plus to ClearCase, but I suspect there's some way of doing it in
Basically CVS seems to support most of the stuff that ClearCase does
(I'm no expert in either, mind). Personally I prefer ClearCase, but
that's probably only because I know it better and use it more. Then
again, I don't have to pay for it :)
Software engineer, Informix Dublin.
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