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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: ClearCase updates
Date Thu, 15 Nov 2001 20:02:56 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephane Bailliez" <>
To: "Ant Users List" <>
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 02:10
Subject: RE: ClearCase updates

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Steve Loughran []
> > I do not understand why such tasks have to be so hard, or
> > ccase so brittle,
> > but that is what life is like when you commit all your code
> > to the care and
> > protection to a distributed system whose failure mode is to
> > render all the
> > source inaccessible.
> Clearcase has some good things, but it's too bloated and price is
> prohibitive. Particulary considering the administration and maintenance
> cost.

Yeah, it scares me. I fear clearcase. I fear it going wrong, and I fear
trying to do simple things like getting old versions of stuff. And I dont
like having to debug perl to get it to work. I also fail to see why it
doesnt work with DHCP systems like laptops.

> The diff tool is complete crap as well, so if someone knows how to plugin
> Araxis Merge to replace it I will thank him forever. I also don't
> how they can spend time doing a XML diff tool that makes chinese looks
> a native language for an occidental.

Tried the diff stuff in jedit yet?

'clearcase' : it aint clear
'sourcesafe' : doesnt keep your source very safe
'CVS': leads to conflict.

I hear nice rumours about subversion.

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