Software development with base VersionVault

With base VersionVault, your project manager uses triggers, scripts, and other HCL VersionVault features to support development policies that are unique to your organization. The following development tasks are common to all projects that use HCL VersionVault:

Setting up work areas

  • Set up a view.

    On the Windows® system, customize your HCL VersionVault Windows Explorer environment.

  • To work on the branch for your project, edit the config spec for your view.

    On Linux® and the UNIX® system, use cleartool edcs.

    On the Windows® system, click Toolbox > Base VersionVault > Edit View Properties in VersionVault Windows Explorer.

Working on source files

  • Access your view:
    • On Linux® and the UNIX® system, if you created a dynamic view, set the view with cleartool setview and mount VOBs with cleartool mount. If you created a snapshot view, change to the snapshot view root directory.
    • On the Windows® system, click the view shortcut in the Views tab of VersionVault Windows Explorer.
  • Check out files and modify them.
  • When you want to keep a permanent record of the state a file, check it in.
  • Add a file or directory to source control.

Maintaining work areas

Periodically update your snapshot views using cleartool update. Alternatively, on Windows® systems only, in VersionVault Windows Explorer, click Toolbox > Base VersionVault > Update.

The HCL VersionVault graphical user interface

Another way to become familiar with base VersionVault is to run the GUI.

On Linux® and the UNIX® system, use the File Browser, from which you can start many of the basic HCL VersionVault tasks. To start the File Browser, open a shell and enter xversionvault.

On the Windows® system, click the Toolbox tab of VersionVault Windows Explorer to see some of the tools that you can use to manage your source files. Browse through the menus.

You can also use the cleartool prompt to perform HCL VersionVault operations.