|Re: [mylyn-reviews-dev] Fwd: Workaround for #386998|
Sorry for late respond, we are currently in the middle of the next release. The next release ( R4E 0.20) will not have a patch to support window XP. Currently, if you were able to use R4E, you could use Google drive or Dropbox to have a share folder with other reviewers.
For the future solution, we have been asked to align R4E with a git repo. You will be able to use eclipse to perform a Gerrit review. So all review meta-data will be stored on the Gerrit server, no more share drive. That version will not support other SCM version control than GIT .
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On Behalf Of Jean Couillaud
Recompiling the plugin sources is too much pain for now, maybe later.
As for the alias, I tried two ways : with a icacls.bat forwarding to cacls and using doskey, but both way seem to not work ..
I think I'll wait for the next release.
Will it rely on the team sharing layer of eclipse or directly on git under the hood ? Will it be usable if I use SVN rather than git as scm (and therefore, if I have no available git server) ?
Shouldn't it be possible as a fallback solution to support user files and to trust the user in changing the shared repository acl settings ? even through some cryptic configuration to discourage its usage ?
On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 3:27 PM, Jacques Bouthillier <jacques.bouthillier@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Since the only problem to run on a Window XP is the command to set the permission “icacls” by “cacls”
1- Create an alias on your PC to run “cacls” when “icacls” is called OR
2- You can download the R4E code, modify the code and use maven to recompile your executable, this will work
The file to modify is “org.eclipse.mylyn.reviews.r4e.core.utils.filePermission/WindowPermission.java” line 48, replace by “cacls”
As already explained in the bug https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=386998, R4E is storing the review information on a file shared amongst the reviewer and we need to set the file permission for those review files. Window XP is using a method “calcls” to set permission and R4E is using “icacls” which is a newer method and works better with newer operating system.
Next fall, R4E is moving to use the git server to store the review meta data. Since this is a server, there will not be any file permission being set any longer. So if you are using “git” as a configuration manager, it will probably be fine even under Window XP version.
On Behalf Of Jean Couillaud
First, I apologize if this is not the proper ml to post this request to, I have not found a reference to a user ml (and mylyn-reviews-users@xxxxxxxxxxx does not work).
I was trying r4e and stumble upon this anomaly :
I am wondering if there might be a workaround to render r4e usable on windows XP..
I have no choice ATM to use something else, does it mean it is a no go to test the features ?