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How to get started using ClearCase and RMC

17 December, 2008 (17:26) | Rational Method Composer | By: Peter

I created a 48 min. demo video based on a client request that shows how teams can get started collaboratively developing their method plug-ins in Rational Method Composer using Rational ClearCase. It is intended for advanced RMC users and shows how to

  • mix content from various sources in Method Composer by utilizing workspace libraries (local IBM content and shared plug-ins in ClearCase)

  • manage versions of Method Composer plug-ins in ClearCase

  • perform parallel method development work with ClearCase

The demo shown comprises of the following steps:

  1. Create a VOB (versioned object base) on the ClearCase server
  2. Convert the out-of-the-box method library to a workspace library
  3. Create your own method plug-in
  4. Create a ClearCase view from within in Method Composer
  5. Share your method plug-in in ClearCase
  6. How team members check-out and work with method plug-ins and method element

Click here to start the video. It requires that you have the Adobe Flash Player installed for your browser.


Comment from Allen Porter
Time: March 9, 2009, 11:55 am

I’m using EPFC and ClearCase with IFIX01 and ClearCase Client. When I install CC SCM Adapter V7.0.0.x for Eclipse 3.3:Windows I can get the CC menu and toolbar, but I don’t get a CC Perspective. I can connect to the CC server, I can update a snapshot view I created in CC Explorer, but cannot see the view or files in the tool without the CC perspective. I have reloaded EPFC and the adapter several times (including deleting the workspace) but always with the same results. Any ideas on how to get the CC perspective added to the perspectives list?

Comment from Peter
Time: March 9, 2009, 10:37 pm

Hello Allen. Only the CCRC plug-in provide a specific ClearCase perspective. The SCM Adapter plug-in does not have one. You would perform all operation with the SCM Adapter from the Navigator view. To open it right-click on any element in the Library view and select “Show in Resource Navigator”. Hope this helps.

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