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Struggling with how to use CVS... Please help me!! [message #27253] Wed, 24 January 2007 21:37 Go to next message
Rob Robason is currently offline Rob RobasonFriend
Messages: 72
Registered: July 2009
Member
I am trying to use CVS with EPF, but am pulling my hair out...

1) I created a new Method Library and created a bunch of plug-ins (so
several people can work independently.
2) I set up a CVS repository and committed all my plug-ins under a single
project folder matching my ML name.
3) I'm trying now to author in one of those plugins by starting from
scratch - just a raw EPF installation
4) I followed the instructions in the online help "Support for CVS"
5) When I get to the part that says:
Now the snapshot view can be populated.

1.. Switch to the CVS Repository Exploring perspective.
2.. Go to the HEAD or Branch nodes.
3.. Right-click and select Check out to check out the desired library.
4.. By default the library is checked out in the Composer workspace.
That all works... Problem is, when I switch to the Authoring perspective, I
see none of the plugins in the browser -- just an empty Configurations
container.

I thought the problem was that checkouts were putting my files in my
workspace, instead of my Method Library, so I even resorted to checking out
the plugins individually into the project. But despite my repeated
experiments, I can't get these things to appear.

Some of my experiments resulted in failure because of a missing .project
file - what's that about? When I checked in, there was no .project file
included.

Help - I'm increasingly frustrated with this thing! I need to write some
processes and I'm fighting with my tool!


--
Rob Robason
Software Process Manager
Wind River Systems
Re: Struggling with how to use CVS... Please help me!! [message #27288 is a reply to message #27253] Wed, 24 January 2007 23:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: phaumer.xxx.com

The checkout downloads a copy of the server files by default to your local
workspace directory, which is normally not the same as the directory in
which you keep you "unmanaged" libraries. Hence, after the checkout is
complete you still look at that other library that you had loaded before the
checkout. You need to open the newly download library using File -> Open
and then everything will appear. The library you need to open is by default
in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\EPF\workspace.1012\

--


Thanks and best regards,
Peter Haumer.

____________________________________________________________ __

PETER HAUMER
IBM | Eclipse Process Framework Committer
____________________________________________________________ __
"Rob Robason" <rob.robason@windriver.com> wrote in message
news:ep8jif$crs$1@utils.eclipse.org...
>I am trying to use CVS with EPF, but am pulling my hair out...
>
> 1) I created a new Method Library and created a bunch of plug-ins (so
> several people can work independently.
> 2) I set up a CVS repository and committed all my plug-ins under a single
> project folder matching my ML name.
> 3) I'm trying now to author in one of those plugins by starting from
> scratch - just a raw EPF installation
> 4) I followed the instructions in the online help "Support for CVS"
> 5) When I get to the part that says:
> Now the snapshot view can be populated.
>
> 1.. Switch to the CVS Repository Exploring perspective.
> 2.. Go to the HEAD or Branch nodes.
> 3.. Right-click and select Check out to check out the desired library.
> 4.. By default the library is checked out in the Composer workspace.
> That all works... Problem is, when I switch to the Authoring perspective,
> I see none of the plugins in the browser -- just an empty Configurations
> container.
>
> I thought the problem was that checkouts were putting my files in my
> workspace, instead of my Method Library, so I even resorted to checking
> out the plugins individually into the project. But despite my repeated
> experiments, I can't get these things to appear.
>
> Some of my experiments resulted in failure because of a missing .project
> file - what's that about? When I checked in, there was no .project file
> included.
>
> Help - I'm increasingly frustrated with this thing! I need to write some
> processes and I'm fighting with my tool!
>
>
> --
> Rob Robason
> Software Process Manager
> Wind River Systems
>
Re: Struggling with how to use CVS... Please help me!! [message #27763 is a reply to message #27288] Thu, 25 January 2007 23:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rob Robason is currently offline Rob RobasonFriend
Messages: 72
Registered: July 2009
Member
Peter,

Thanks, that did the trick. I'm now sharing development with another user,
who was able to checkout our plugins and edit them.

In hindsight, I'm not sure how I got so confused by all this - I remember
seeing the value
".../EPF/Method Libraries/Library1" pop up in the New->Method Library
dialog, and that got me on the wrong path.

Anyway, thanks for the correction.

Rob

"Peter Haumer" <phaumer@xxx.com> wrote in message
news:ep8rkg$ekn$1@utils.eclipse.org...
> The checkout downloads a copy of the server files by default to your local
> workspace directory, which is normally not the same as the directory in
> which you keep you "unmanaged" libraries. Hence, after the checkout is
> complete you still look at that other library that you had loaded before
> the checkout. You need to open the newly download library using File ->
> Open and then everything will appear. The library you need to open is by
> default in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\EPF\workspace.1012\
>
> --
>
>
> Thanks and best regards,
> Peter Haumer.
>
> ____________________________________________________________ __
>
> PETER HAUMER
> IBM | Eclipse Process Framework Committer
> ____________________________________________________________ __
> "Rob Robason" <rob.robason@windriver.com> wrote in message
> news:ep8jif$crs$1@utils.eclipse.org...
>>I am trying to use CVS with EPF, but am pulling my hair out...
>>
>> 1) I created a new Method Library and created a bunch of plug-ins (so
>> several people can work independently.
>> 2) I set up a CVS repository and committed all my plug-ins under a single
>> project folder matching my ML name.
>> 3) I'm trying now to author in one of those plugins by starting from
>> scratch - just a raw EPF installation
>> 4) I followed the instructions in the online help "Support for CVS"
>> 5) When I get to the part that says:
>> Now the snapshot view can be populated.
>>
>> 1.. Switch to the CVS Repository Exploring perspective.
>> 2.. Go to the HEAD or Branch nodes.
>> 3.. Right-click and select Check out to check out the desired library.
>> 4.. By default the library is checked out in the Composer workspace.
>> That all works... Problem is, when I switch to the Authoring perspective,
>> I see none of the plugins in the browser -- just an empty Configurations
>> container.
>>
>> I thought the problem was that checkouts were putting my files in my
>> workspace, instead of my Method Library, so I even resorted to checking
>> out the plugins individually into the project. But despite my repeated
>> experiments, I can't get these things to appear.
>>
>> Some of my experiments resulted in failure because of a missing .project
>> file - what's that about? When I checked in, there was no .project file
>> included.
>>
>> Help - I'm increasingly frustrated with this thing! I need to write some
>> processes and I'm fighting with my tool!
>>
>>
>> --
>> Rob Robason
>> Software Process Manager
>> Wind River Systems
>>
>
>
Re: Struggling with how to use CVS... Please help me!! [message #28927 is a reply to message #27253] Fri, 02 February 2007 14:12 Go to previous message
jan masaryk is currently offline jan masarykFriend
Messages: 50
Registered: July 2009
Member
what about subversion? :-)
http://dev.eclipse.org/newslists/news.eclipse.technology.epf /msg00367.html

anyone has a new experiences?

jan

On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 22:37:20 +0100, Rob Robason
<rob.robason@windriver.com> wrote:

> I am trying to use CVS with EPF, but am pulling my hair out...
>
> 1) I created a new Method Library and created a bunch of plug-ins (so
> several people can work independently.
> 2) I set up a CVS repository and committed all my plug-ins under a single
> project folder matching my ML name.
> 3) I'm trying now to author in one of those plugins by starting from
> scratch - just a raw EPF installation
> 4) I followed the instructions in the online help "Support for CVS"
> 5) When I get to the part that says:
> Now the snapshot view can be populated.
>
> 1.. Switch to the CVS Repository Exploring perspective.
> 2.. Go to the HEAD or Branch nodes.
> 3.. Right-click and select Check out to check out the desired library.
> 4.. By default the library is checked out in the Composer workspace.
> That all works... Problem is, when I switch to the Authoring
> perspective, I
> see none of the plugins in the browser -- just an empty Configurations
> container.
>
> I thought the problem was that checkouts were putting my files in my
> workspace, instead of my Method Library, so I even resorted to checking
> out
> the plugins individually into the project. But despite my repeated
> experiments, I can't get these things to appear.
>
> Some of my experiments resulted in failure because of a missing .project
> file - what's that about? When I checked in, there was no .project file
> included.
>
> Help - I'm increasingly frustrated with this thing! I need to write some
> processes and I'm fighting with my tool!
>
Re: Struggling with how to use CVS... Please help me!! [message #575379 is a reply to message #27253] Wed, 24 January 2007 23:54 Go to previous message
Peter Haumer is currently offline Peter HaumerFriend
Messages: 228
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
The checkout downloads a copy of the server files by default to your local
workspace directory, which is normally not the same as the directory in
which you keep you "unmanaged" libraries. Hence, after the checkout is
complete you still look at that other library that you had loaded before the
checkout. You need to open the newly download library using File -> Open
and then everything will appear. The library you need to open is by default
in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\EPF\workspace.1012\

--


Thanks and best regards,
Peter Haumer.

____________________________________________________________ __

PETER HAUMER
IBM | Eclipse Process Framework Committer
____________________________________________________________ __
"Rob Robason" <rob.robason@windriver.com> wrote in message
news:ep8jif$crs$1@utils.eclipse.org...
>I am trying to use CVS with EPF, but am pulling my hair out...
>
> 1) I created a new Method Library and created a bunch of plug-ins (so
> several people can work independently.
> 2) I set up a CVS repository and committed all my plug-ins under a single
> project folder matching my ML name.
> 3) I'm trying now to author in one of those plugins by starting from
> scratch - just a raw EPF installation
> 4) I followed the instructions in the online help "Support for CVS"
> 5) When I get to the part that says:
> Now the snapshot view can be populated.
>
> 1.. Switch to the CVS Repository Exploring perspective.
> 2.. Go to the HEAD or Branch nodes.
> 3.. Right-click and select Check out to check out the desired library.
> 4.. By default the library is checked out in the Composer workspace.
> That all works... Problem is, when I switch to the Authoring perspective,
> I see none of the plugins in the browser -- just an empty Configurations
> container.
>
> I thought the problem was that checkouts were putting my files in my
> workspace, instead of my Method Library, so I even resorted to checking
> out the plugins individually into the project. But despite my repeated
> experiments, I can't get these things to appear.
>
> Some of my experiments resulted in failure because of a missing .project
> file - what's that about? When I checked in, there was no .project file
> included.
>
> Help - I'm increasingly frustrated with this thing! I need to write some
> processes and I'm fighting with my tool!
>
>
> --
> Rob Robason
> Software Process Manager
> Wind River Systems
>
Re: Struggling with how to use CVS... Please help me!! [message #575421 is a reply to message #27288] Thu, 25 January 2007 23:41 Go to previous message
Rob Robason is currently offline Rob RobasonFriend
Messages: 72
Registered: July 2009
Member
Peter,

Thanks, that did the trick. I'm now sharing development with another user,
who was able to checkout our plugins and edit them.

In hindsight, I'm not sure how I got so confused by all this - I remember
seeing the value
".../EPF/Method Libraries/Library1" pop up in the New->Method Library
dialog, and that got me on the wrong path.

Anyway, thanks for the correction.

Rob

"Peter Haumer" <phaumer@xxx.com> wrote in message
news:ep8rkg$ekn$1@utils.eclipse.org...
> The checkout downloads a copy of the server files by default to your local
> workspace directory, which is normally not the same as the directory in
> which you keep you "unmanaged" libraries. Hence, after the checkout is
> complete you still look at that other library that you had loaded before
> the checkout. You need to open the newly download library using File ->
> Open and then everything will appear. The library you need to open is by
> default in C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\EPF\workspace.1012\
>
> --
>
>
> Thanks and best regards,
> Peter Haumer.
>
> ____________________________________________________________ __
>
> PETER HAUMER
> IBM | Eclipse Process Framework Committer
> ____________________________________________________________ __
> "Rob Robason" <rob.robason@windriver.com> wrote in message
> news:ep8jif$crs$1@utils.eclipse.org...
>>I am trying to use CVS with EPF, but am pulling my hair out...
>>
>> 1) I created a new Method Library and created a bunch of plug-ins (so
>> several people can work independently.
>> 2) I set up a CVS repository and committed all my plug-ins under a single
>> project folder matching my ML name.
>> 3) I'm trying now to author in one of those plugins by starting from
>> scratch - just a raw EPF installation
>> 4) I followed the instructions in the online help "Support for CVS"
>> 5) When I get to the part that says:
>> Now the snapshot view can be populated.
>>
>> 1.. Switch to the CVS Repository Exploring perspective.
>> 2.. Go to the HEAD or Branch nodes.
>> 3.. Right-click and select Check out to check out the desired library.
>> 4.. By default the library is checked out in the Composer workspace.
>> That all works... Problem is, when I switch to the Authoring perspective,
>> I see none of the plugins in the browser -- just an empty Configurations
>> container.
>>
>> I thought the problem was that checkouts were putting my files in my
>> workspace, instead of my Method Library, so I even resorted to checking
>> out the plugins individually into the project. But despite my repeated
>> experiments, I can't get these things to appear.
>>
>> Some of my experiments resulted in failure because of a missing .project
>> file - what's that about? When I checked in, there was no .project file
>> included.
>>
>> Help - I'm increasingly frustrated with this thing! I need to write some
>> processes and I'm fighting with my tool!
>>
>>
>> --
>> Rob Robason
>> Software Process Manager
>> Wind River Systems
>>
>
>
Re: Struggling with how to use CVS... Please help me!! [message #575840 is a reply to message #27253] Fri, 02 February 2007 14:12 Go to previous message
jan masaryk is currently offline jan masarykFriend
Messages: 50
Registered: July 2009
Member
what about subversion? :-)
http://dev.eclipse.org/newslists/news.eclipse.technology.epf /msg00367.html

anyone has a new experiences?

jan

On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 22:37:20 +0100, Rob Robason
<rob.robason@windriver.com> wrote:

> I am trying to use CVS with EPF, but am pulling my hair out...
>
> 1) I created a new Method Library and created a bunch of plug-ins (so
> several people can work independently.
> 2) I set up a CVS repository and committed all my plug-ins under a single
> project folder matching my ML name.
> 3) I'm trying now to author in one of those plugins by starting from
> scratch - just a raw EPF installation
> 4) I followed the instructions in the online help "Support for CVS"
> 5) When I get to the part that says:
> Now the snapshot view can be populated.
>
> 1.. Switch to the CVS Repository Exploring perspective.
> 2.. Go to the HEAD or Branch nodes.
> 3.. Right-click and select Check out to check out the desired library.
> 4.. By default the library is checked out in the Composer workspace.
> That all works... Problem is, when I switch to the Authoring
> perspective, I
> see none of the plugins in the browser -- just an empty Configurations
> container.
>
> I thought the problem was that checkouts were putting my files in my
> workspace, instead of my Method Library, so I even resorted to checking
> out
> the plugins individually into the project. But despite my repeated
> experiments, I can't get these things to appear.
>
> Some of my experiments resulted in failure because of a missing .project
> file - what's that about? When I checked in, there was no .project file
> included.
>
> Help - I'm increasingly frustrated with this thing! I need to write some
> processes and I'm fighting with my tool!
>
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