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About Rational ClearCase SCM Adapter in Rational ClearCase version 8.0

Question & Answer


Does the ClearTeam Explorer (CTE) Extension replace the ClearCase SCM Adapter?


Can the Rational ClearCase SCM Adapter be used in Rational ClearCase version 8.0? Is the Rational ClearCase SCM Adapter supported in Rational ClearCase version 8.0?


In Rational ClearCase version 8.0, the Rational ClearTeam Explorer (CTE) Extension is the preferred ClearCase integration with Eclipse and the SCM Adapter is still supported for ClearCase version 8.0.

The CTE supports the use of web view and dynamic view capabilities. The SCM Adapter may support additional use cases that CTE does not. Evaluate both user interfaces to determine the best choice.

    1. From ClearCase, CTE supports snapshot views (i.e. now supports all view types). If you are using 8.0.0.x or pre- version and snapshot views are a requirement of your ClearCase usage, then use the SCM Adapter.
    2. The Rational ClearCase Remote Client (CCRC) WAN Server is used only for automatic views and web views. CTE supports automatic views and web views.
    3. CTE supports dynamic views when the ClearCase Local Client (CCLC or "full ClearCase client") including MVFS (multi-version file system) is installed on the host where CTE is installed.

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Modified date:
29 September 2018