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From Emmanuel Venisse <>
Subject Re: Towards full ClearCase integration
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2007 13:00:11 GMT

Emmanuel Venisse a écrit :
> ArneD a écrit :
>> Hi Emmanuel,
>> after SCM-287 has been applied, I still see the following problem with 
>> the
>> Maven/Continuum and ClearCase integration.
>> The ClearCase implementation of the checkout command for ClearCase 
>> creates a
>> ClearCase snapshot view. Such a snaphsot view is very similiar to a 
>> CVS or
>> Subversion checkout directory, but one major difference is the directory
>> structure. To make it clear, consider the following example:
>> Consider you have checked out the project MY_VOB/my/project to
>> d:\continuum-work\167:
>> - When working with CVS or SVN, you would find the POM file at
>> d:\continuum-work\167\pom.xml.
>> - With ClearCase, the location would be
>> d:\continuum-work\167\MY_VOB\my\project\pom.xml. This means that the
>> directory structure within the configuration management system, is 
>> repeated
>> in every view (checkout directory). AFAIK it is not possible to change 
>> this
>> ClearCase behaviour.
>> This leads to the following problems:
>> - After adding a project to Continuum, the build cannot be performed 
>> because
>> the POM file cannot be found. The build definition has to be changed
>> manually, so that the POM file location is e.g. 
>> "MY_VOB/my/project/pom.xml"
>> instead of "pom.xml".
>> - The maven-release-manager performs a clean checkout from a tag to the
>> target/checkout directory, and then runs the build in that checkout
>> directory. Same problem here, it would have to be run in e.g.
>> "target/checkout/MY_VOB/my/project" instead of just "target/checkout".
>> One solution could be to add an attribute to CheckOutScmResult that 
>> contains
>> the path of the project directory relative to the checkout directory. By
>> default, it would be "" or "./" (could be a String or or
>> whatever fits best). But the ClearCaseCheckOutCommand could set e.g.
>> "MY_VOB/my/project" instead. (Notice that this would only be possible 
>> with
>> auto-generated config specs as introduced by SCM-287).
>> Continuum and maven-release-manager (as well as other users of
>> ScmProvider.checkout) should pay attention to this relative path 
>> attribute
>> accordingly.
>> Let me know what you think. I can file a JIRA issue if you want.
> I think it's a good idea. If we can set automatically the pom.xml path, 
> it's great.
> Yes, you can file an issue and if possible attach a patch for Maven-SCM, 
> Continuum and maven-release plugin

and the maven-scm bootstrap mojo too.

> Emmanuel

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