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Subject RE: Eclipse and Visual source safe
Date Thu, 03 Apr 2003 13:11:02 GMT

I have experience with the VSS plugin 1.3.0 together with eclipse 2.1 and it
works just fine (besides vss is a crappy source control system, but this is
off course another issue)

What I did to have it work:
- I created a new project (using the new project wizard)
- On the project root (in eclipse), right click -> team -> share project
- Normally you should see a vss entry there, click it.
- fill in the dialog you see, specifying username, passwd, vss dir, source
dir (this is the root of your eclipse project, default / is good) and
relative mount point (suppose your source in vss is on
$/unit/blabla/branch/src, choose $/unit/blabla/branch/src, you will see the
content of that directory underneath your project's root)
- right click on eclipse project root -> team -> get latest. Now you
download latest version from vss and you can start working.

In window->preferences -> team -> vss you can tweek the behaviour of the
plugin somewhat to accomodate your way of working.

Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Ajay Gautam []
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 2:45 PM
To: 'Ant Users List'
Subject: Eclipse and Visual source safe


At my office, the managers have given us flexibility to use our own IDE. 
Unfotunately, they are still stuck with using Visual Source Safe for 
source control (Please do not ask why).

I see that Eclipse integrates seemlessly with CVS. Has anyone woked in 
eclipse in VSS environment ? Any work arounds ?

I cannot really use the "import feature" because:

1. it seems to *copy* everything from the checked out directory to the 
workspace directory. which will break the linkage of the directory with VSS.

2. If I link VSS to the workspace directory, any new files that are 
created by other in the team will not be reflected in the workspace, 
when I get latest from VSS.

3. Its not a good solution. Its dreadful.

Plese help an eclipse newbie.


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