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BLUG 2012 Version Control for Notes Developers


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BLUG 2012 slide deck for my Version Control for Notes Developers session

BLUG 2012 slide deck for my Version Control for Notes Developers session

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  • 1. Version Control forNotes developers Martin Jinoch
  • 2. #shameless-plug blog: twitter: @mjinoch email:
  • 3. AgendaWhat is version control and why you shoulduse it, ...Development work-flow with Git and git-flowHow to use Git in DesignerOther tools you can integrate into yourdevelopment process
  • 4. “Classic” way ;-)
  • 5. “Classic” wayno easy way to get back to previous stateunless we are keeping→ backup versions of design elements→ or backup copies of the whole templatewe dont know what the last change was→ we should maintain a separate change-log
  • 6. There must be a better wayVersion control systems→ client/serverCVS, SVN (Subversion), ...→ distributedGit, Bazaar, Mercurial, ...Which one to use? Any. But please, DO usethem. (And dont use CVS)
  • 7. Basic operationscommit → save current state to VCSdiff → show the differences between commits (versions)revert → undo (any) commit.branch → make a new “copy” of the whole appmerge → apply changes from one branch to another branch
  • 8. Branching model Vincent Driesen ( not only development process- like creating new featuresbut also release management and support- promoting new features to production app, fixing bugsin production app and in development version at oncecould be used with other VCSas well!
  • 9. pretty simple, huh!?lets see a demo
  • 10. git-flow to Notes mappingmaster = NTF file on production serverdevelop = NTF file on test serverfeature/* = NTF file on local machine or localserverteam settings: rights to push to master and/ordevelop should be restricted to role(“gatekeeper”). In general individualdevelopers work on feature branches andsend pull requests to “gatekeeper”
  • 11. Support for Version control in Designerin 8.5.3 it is built-in to Designerconnects NTF with so called on-disk projectsyncs changes to on-disk project and back→ version control systems need real files toact on not virtual file system→ and some design elements have to beconverted to DXL
  • 12. Configuring DDE for version controlDesigner runs on top of Eclipse 3.4 (2008)install VCS plugin from→ EGit for Domino Designer (by Nathan T. Freeman) based on current EGit for Eclipse 3.6 and higher→ Subversion UpdateSite for Domino DesignerMercurial - andchoose 1.6.0 version of MercurialEclipse plugin and1.4.3 version of Mercurial Binaries
  • 13. Install EGit to DDE
  • 14. Install EGit to DDE
  • 15. Install EGit to DDE and point it to the downloaded zip file
  • 16. Install EGit to DDE just check and press Next
  • 17. Install EGit to DDE I guess even as non-lawyers we can accept this
  • 18. Install EGit to DDE after pressing Finish keep accepting (there is one more dialog asking for permission to install plugin) and then restart Designer
  • 19. Enable Source Control for NSF
  • 20. Enable Source Control for NSF
  • 21. Enable Source Control for NSF
  • 22. Set up Git for the on-disk project
  • 23. Set up Git for the on-disk project
  • 24. Start using Git directly from DDE or use command line in Git Bash (were developers, right?)
  • 25. Redmine● project management tool, bug tracker, ...● connects to repository to link commits to issues (commit message “fixes #1” automatically closes issue with id 1) and for time tracking (@1h30m)● will probably be used for projects on as well as Git and Mercurial repositories
  • 26. Questions?● more about Git great book
  • 27. Resources● Subversion -● Git –, Git for Windows - and follow link “Git for Windows”● Mercurial –● Bazaar –● EGit for Domino Designer – action=openDocument&name=EGit%20for%20IBM%20Domino %20Designer● Subversion UpdateSite for Domino Designer – action=openDocument&name=Subversion%20UpdateSite%20for %20Domino%20Designer● branching model -● git-flow –● Redmine –
  • 28. Thank you!