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Version Control Tool for zTPF

Postby sangalak04 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:33 am


What version control tool can support zTPF environment where OS is TPF Mainframe and coding is done majorly in Assembly / etc.

Does CVS, SVN, Clearcase support zTPF?

please advise

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Re: Version Control Tool for zTPF


Re: Version Control Tool for zTPF

Postby dick scherrer » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:20 am


What is a "TPF Mainframe"?

There are multiple source management products for the mainframe. Two of the most common are CA-Endevor and ChangeMan.

If you more clearly post what you have and what you want, someone may have a suggestion.
Hope this helps,
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Re: Version Control Tool for zTPF

Postby rivers » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:11 am

The source management tools you use for building z/TPF programs
are not restricted to z/TPF.

You could use just about any tool the platform allows.

The IBM-provided 'maketpf' script simply does a build, and you can
change that as needed to automatically check things out. I believe
IBM would be happy to sell you their Rational system (which is based
on Clearcase) - a very fine product indeed.

However, several of our customers use their own in-house
tools; or tools from other vendors to do their source
management, while using maketpf to drive the builds.

You can use the Dignus tools on z/Linux for your C/C++ compiles
and assembly... or, you could use those on other platforms
(e.g. windows, PC linux, etc...) where you can find any number
of source management tools that you could integrate.
(Note that, although your own programs may be asm-only
code, you need a C and C++ compiler to build z/TPF. You
can use ours, or for more $$$, you can contract with RedHat.)

You may want to look at Sousa-Cousin's LCM tool - it can
handle this, and it's zTPF-specific.

We will be at the upcoming TPF UG meeting in Miami
if you'd like to see a demonstration...

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