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Re: CVS on IBM ISeries

From: Mark Cooper
Subject: Re: CVS on IBM ISeries
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 16:26:04 +0000

Thanks, I will do that as I wasn't aware that the command-line element of
JavaCVS was going to be developed further (it seems like some time since
anything was actually done to it).

In the meantime, that doesn't help much as I really need to get this
operational in the next few days.

Mark Cooper

Martin Entlicher <address@hidden>@Sun.COM on 05/12/2002 16:09:30

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To:    Mark Cooper <address@hidden>
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Subject:    Re: CVS on IBM ISeries

Mark, why didn't you file a bug for javacvs module to the NetBeans
system? This problem with the log command will have to be solved anyway in
next release of NetBeans, because NetBeans will start using the
invokable client class from javacvs.

So if you have any requirements for javacvs, feel free to file bugs or


Mark Cooper wrote:
> Hi all.
> I hope some kind soul somewhere can offer some help with this one.
> I currently have a requirement to build a Java system on an AS/400
> (ISeries). Previously, we have successfully used automated build
> on Linux/Unix and NT that use a cvs client to extract (via cvs log)
> since the last build and if necessary rebuild the system from its Ant
> script.
> Ideally, I would like to have an automated build of this system on its
> target platform (the ISeries), but cannot find a suitable cvs client to
> the job (the actual cvs repository is on a Unix server).
> I have had some small success using the Java cvs client that is embedded
> the NetBeans IDE, which has a command-line invokable client class.
> Unfortunately this Java version of the cvs client does not support all of
> the command arguments (both pre and post action) that the traditional
> or NT clients do, some of which are required by the automated build
> process. The most notable being the cvs log command, which in the Java
> client does not support the passing of a filename to the command, so that
> no-matter what file or path you wish to obtain the log for, you always
> the logs for everything recursively from the directory in which you issue
> the command.
> I have trawled the net and have come across a few historical messages
> people who were at least trying to get a true cvs port for the AS/400 but
> these appeared to peter out before anyone had actually succeeded. I'm not
> C or C++ programmer, and have no familiarity with the requirements for
> a port, so ideally I need to take advantage of something someone else has
> done before (sorry).
> I stress that I only need client side functionality, the cvs server will
> not be hosted on OS400 (although it may eventually be in a Linux
> on an ISeries).
> Any help or pointers anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.
> Mark Cooper
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