[cvsnt] Re: CVS for Oracle forms.

Trevor Leybourne trevor.leybourne at aderant.com
Wed Oct 12 20:06:39 BST 2005

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We use CVS for Oracle Forms and use CVS Edit/UnEdit to allow only a single 
developer to work on a file at a time since the .FMB's are binary files.

To sort out merging, you should check out the FORMS API MASTER 
http://www.orcl-toolbox.com/main.asp which is a tool which allows you to 
merge Oracle Forms and Libraries.


"Vinay Jhumun" <ljhumun at sil.intnet.mu> wrote in message 
news:mailman.204.1129106552.31093.cvsnt at cvsnt.org...
> Thnks Bo
> I have tested it, and it works, i hve edit the cvswrappers file and add 
> the .fmb extension there, n takes it as binary files,
> But i hve one problem,
> for example i hve a form, account.fmb
> -i was working on the main trunk itself till it reached revision 1.4
> -then i created a branch on the revision 1.1 and named the branchg as 
> Branch1_1
> -but it doesnt merge it, it just overwrites the revision 1.4 with the 
> Branch1_1 and create a new revision 1.6
> That means branching cannot b used in zat case, am i right?
> Thnks again,
> regards
> vinay
> Bo Berglund wrote:
>>On Wed, 12 Oct 2005 08:50:21 +0400, Vinay Jhumun
>><ljhumun at sil.intnet.mu> wrote:
>>>Can anyone help me plz,
>>>Well, i hve a CVSNT server installed on a Windows 2003 server,
>>>and i hve developers working on oracle forms,
>>>my question is can they use cvs for the configuration management, can 
>>>they put their forms, i.e the .fmd and .fmx on the cvs,
>>>and can two developers work on the same form, etc,
>>I don't know the format of Oracle form files, but of course you can
>>version control them with CVS. The functionality will depend on the
>>file format though:
>>1. If the files are text files:
>>No problems here, people can work in parallel on the same files even
>>and CVS will help them consolidate their respective work.
>>2. If the files are binary:
>>This is harder because CVS cannot do any consolidation (merging) of
>>work done at the same time by several people. In this case you must
>>set up your server to use "reserved edits", which means that only one
>>developer at a time can edit the file. Of course all developers can
>>have a working copy of all files, but they will be readonly for all
>>but the editor. Noone else can start an edit session until the file
>>has been committed from the one who has it in edit state.
>>(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)
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