Hi Rex, thanks for responding. Our Universe system is on UNIX AIX and for now Mercurial/TortoiseHg is on each developers PC. Our home-grown check-out-check-in tool is just on the UNIX system. We checkout our programs which creates a Universe file version control log for the 'checked-out' program. If the program is new then our tool creates a program template in a development account, if the program pre-exists it makes a copy of the program in the development account. When the developer is done with the program in they 'check-in' the program which moves the current production version to an archive library then moves, compiles, and catalogs the development version to production and updates the version control log with the check-in information.
For my initial TortoiseHg tests, I used FTP to get my programs from our UNIX system to my PC then committed them in a tortoise repository. What I do not understand is how to get the programs back out to make changes. The documentation on how this works is somewhat lacking? Bonnie -----Original Message----- From: u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org [mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Rex Gozar Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:19 AM To: U2 Users List Subject: Re: [U2] Mercurial/TortoiseHg source version control Bonnie, I use CVS (currently porting my scripts to use Mercurial) for Universe program version control. A lot depends on your "version control" paradigm; many software developers "checkout" their source code and "build" their software from scratch. This is what I do here; I make changes to the source code repository, build the software accounts, then upgrade existing sites with the new software. Some developers don't "build" their software, but rather modify production programs "on the fly" and use version control software to track their changes. Making changes in a "development" account and copying into production is a variant on this approach. The different approaches to software changes require different capabilities. Which approach is closer to your development method? rex On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Barber, Bonnie <bonnie.bar...@perseusbooks.com> wrote: > Does or has anyone on this list used Mercurial (UNIX) or TortoiseHg (windows) > for Universe program version control. _______________________________________________ U2-Users mailing list U2-Users@listserver.u2ug.org http://listserver.u2ug.org/mailman/listinfo/u2-users _______________________________________________ U2-Users mailing list U2-Users@listserver.u2ug.org http://listserver.u2ug.org/mailman/listinfo/u2-users