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Pinned topic ClearCase on Windows 8?

‏2012-11-07T15:08:25Z |
Hi,

I know that there is an RFE for ClearCase to support Windows 8 (#26441)
I was wondering if anyone has tried to install and use the current ClearCase version on Windows 8 (Client components, at least).
I would appreciate any feedback on this matter.

Thanks,
Yossi Zinger
Algotec Systems LTD
  • brcowan
    brcowan
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    Re: ClearCase on Windows 8?

    ‏2012-11-07T16:39:23Z  
    While ClearCase may install on Windows 8, I would not guarantee that the MVFS will install, nor -- in the event that it does install -- that it will work correctly.

    =================================================================
    Brian Cowan
    Advisory Software Engineer
    ClearCase Software Advisory Team (SWAT)
    Rational Software
    IBM Software Group
    550 King St
    Littleton, MA 01460

    Phone: 1.978.899.5436
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  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: ClearCase on Windows 8?

    ‏2012-11-08T07:18:30Z  
    • brcowan
    • ‏2012-11-07T16:39:23Z
    While ClearCase may install on Windows 8, I would not guarantee that the MVFS will install, nor -- in the event that it does install -- that it will work correctly.

    =================================================================
    Brian Cowan
    Advisory Software Engineer
    ClearCase Software Advisory Team (SWAT)
    Rational Software
    IBM Software Group
    550 King St
    Littleton, MA 01460

    Phone: 1.978.899.5436
    Web: http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/support/
    Thanks Brian.

    Do you have an estimate on when an official support for Windows 8 will be introduced? Or perhaps you can point me to someone who can answer that?
    It is affecting on one of our planned projects.

    Best regards,
    Yossi Zinger
    Algotec Systems LTD
  • Tgefen
    Tgefen
    727 Posts

    Re: ClearCase on Windows 8?

    ‏2012-11-08T14:33:21Z  
    Thanks Brian.

    Do you have an estimate on when an official support for Windows 8 will be introduced? Or perhaps you can point me to someone who can answer that?
    It is affecting on one of our planned projects.

    Best regards,
    Yossi Zinger
    Algotec Systems LTD
    Yossi,

    I think that IBM tends to release a version that supports a new operating system version, 3 months after the release of that operating system.

    We tried to use snapshot views on Windows 8 with ClearCase 8.0.0.3 native client, and it works (but no guarantee!)

    Regards,
    Tamir Gefen, GoMidjets
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: ClearCase on Windows 8?

    ‏2012-11-08T14:56:58Z  
    • Tgefen
    • ‏2012-11-08T14:33:21Z
    Yossi,

    I think that IBM tends to release a version that supports a new operating system version, 3 months after the release of that operating system.

    We tried to use snapshot views on Windows 8 with ClearCase 8.0.0.3 native client, and it works (but no guarantee!)

    Regards,
    Tamir Gefen, GoMidjets
    Thanks Tamir.

    I am aware of IBM's 90-days policy... I was just hoping that maybe we don't need to wait that long.
    It's encouraging to hear that the current version works (at least for you) - we might end up trying it out ourselves, instead of waiting for an official statement.

    Yossi Zinger
    Algotec Systems LTD
  • Tgefen
    Tgefen
    727 Posts

    Re: ClearCase on Windows 8?

    ‏2012-11-30T10:08:42Z  
    Thanks Tamir.

    I am aware of IBM's 90-days policy... I was just hoping that maybe we don't need to wait that long.
    It's encouraging to hear that the current version works (at least for you) - we might end up trying it out ourselves, instead of waiting for an official statement.

    Yossi Zinger
    Algotec Systems LTD
    Check this:
    http://www.gomidjets.com/blog/?p=1463?l=ibmccforum

    Regards,
    Tamir Gefen
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: ClearCase on Windows 8?

    ‏2012-12-07T07:21:16Z  
    Hi,
    Wiil ClearCase 2003 work on Windows 8? Its not allowing to create dynamic view as MVFS is not getting install.
  • Tgefen
    Tgefen
    727 Posts

    Re: ClearCase on Windows 8?

    ‏2012-12-12T15:02:21Z  
    Hi,
    Wiil ClearCase 2003 work on Windows 8? Its not allowing to create dynamic view as MVFS is not getting install.
    Do you mean ClearCase 6 (2003)? It is not supported

    Regards,
    Tamir Gefen, GoMidjets
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  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    47283 Posts

    Re: ClearCase on Windows 8?

    ‏2012-12-12T15:26:18Z  
    Just a quick update - the current ClearCase version (8.0.0.4 or 7.1.2.8) do not install the MVFS driver on Windows 8, no matter what I try.
    Surprisingly enough, the installation completes successfully without any errors or warnings about this.

    I guess that for dynamic view support, we'll have to wait for the next update...

    Yossi Zinger
    Algotec Systems LTD
  • Tgefen
    Tgefen
    727 Posts

    Re: ClearCase on Windows 8?

    ‏2012-12-13T12:14:50Z  
    Just a quick update - the current ClearCase version (8.0.0.4 or 7.1.2.8) do not install the MVFS driver on Windows 8, no matter what I try.
    Surprisingly enough, the installation completes successfully without any errors or warnings about this.

    I guess that for dynamic view support, we'll have to wait for the next update...

    Yossi Zinger
    Algotec Systems LTD
    Yossi,
    I've just heard that next version is here - see
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27036858&myns=swgrat&mynp=OCSSSH3S&mync=R

    Regards,
    Tamir Gefen, GoMidjets
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    47283 Posts

    Re: ClearCase on Windows 8?

    ‏2012-12-13T12:59:19Z  
    • Tgefen
    • ‏2012-12-13T12:14:50Z
    Yossi,
    I've just heard that next version is here - see
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27036858&myns=swgrat&mynp=OCSSSH3S&mync=R

    Regards,
    Tamir Gefen, GoMidjets
    Thanks for the heads-up!
    I'll check it out as soon as possible.

    Yossi Zinger
    Algotec Systems LTD