Default view types

When developers join a multiple-stream project, they use the Join Project Wizard to create their development views, integration views, and development streams. They use a development view that is attached to a development stream to work in isolation from the project team. They use an integration view that is attached to the parent stream of their development stream to build and test their work against the latest work delivered to the parent stream by other developers.

Two kinds of views are provided: dynamic and snapshot. Specify which type of view to use as the default for development and integration views. When developers join the project, they may choose to accept or reject the default view types. The Join Project Wizard uses the default values the first time that a developer creates views for a project. Thereafter, the wizard uses the developer's most recent selections as the default view types.

Dynamic views use the HCL VersionVault multiversion file system (MVFS) to provide immediate, transparent access to files and directories stored in VOBs. On Windows® systems, a dynamic view is mapped to a drive letter in Windows® Explorer. Snapshot views copy files and directories from VOBs to a directory on your computer.

Use dynamic views as the default view type for integration views. Dynamic views ensure that when developers deliver work to the integration stream or feature-specific development stream, they build and test their work against the latest work that other developers have delivered since the last baseline was created. Snapshot views require developers to copy the latest delivered files and directories to their computer (a snapshot view update operation), which they may forget to do.