Overview of setting up a work environment

Usually when you set up a work environment, you establish a separate view for each development project to which you contribute. Setting up a view involves the following tasks.

  • Choosing a snapshot view or dynamic view
    Windows tip: If you are working on a Windows system and you plan to access source files stored in VOBs on Linux® or the UNIX® system, you may need to create your view in MS-DOS text mode, depending on how your shared source files handle line termination sequences.
  • Choosing a location and name
  • Creating a view using the cleartool mkview command or the View Creation Wizard
  • If you work on Linux® or the UNIX® system, adjusting your umask
  • Adding or modifying version-selection rules
  • Selecting elements to load by adding or modifying load rules in snapshot views