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From ArneD <>
Subject Re: Towards full ClearCase integration
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2007 17:38:54 GMT


I filed the following issue. Could you please have a look at it:

- Arne

Emmanuel Venisse wrote:
> 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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