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Feature differences between the CCRC plug-in and the SCM Adapter plug-in for Eclipse

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This technote outlines the feature differences between the Eclipse plug-in versions of the IBM Rational ClearCase Remote Client (CCRC) and the SCM Adapter plug-in.



SCM Adapter Plug-in for Eclipse 3.x.x
CCRC 6.0
CCRC 7.0.x
CCRC 7.1[1]
Basic Eclipse Repository Provider capabilitiesYesYesYesYes
Integrated CM operations in the Team context menuYesYesYesYes
Resource Management (validate, Edit, move/delete...)YesYesYesYes
Refactoring supportYesYesYesYes
Extended repository supportYesYesYesYes
Provider-specific propertiesNoYesYesYes
Use of team related decoratorsYesYesYesYes
Customizable text decoratorsYesYesYesYes
Visual indicator of modified resourcesYes*Yes*Yes*Yes** Indicates checked out files (may not actually be modified)
Support team-private and other ignored resourcesYesYesYesYes
Support Team project setsYesYesYesYes
Ability to apply metadata to resources (apply label, create baseline, etc)NoYesYesYes
Integrated with Eclipse Functionality tool setYesYesYesYes
QuickDiff supportNoNoNoNo
Apply/Create patch supportNoNoNoNo
Repository ExplorerNoYesYesYes
Resource HistoryNoYesYesYes
Annotate viewNoNoNoNo
Graphical version tree viewYesNoYesYes
Integration with Synch viewN/AN/AN/AN/A
Native eclipse view with search capabilityNoYesYesYes
Provides a custom Eclipse perspective for ClearCase viewsNoYesYesYes
WAN AccessibleNoYesYesYesSupports Some Latency in Network Connectivity
Getting Started & Documentation support YesYesYesYes
Custom Cheat Sheets for Repository tasksNoYesYesYes
Integrated Tutorial in On-line HelpNoYesYesYes
Repository Specific On-line HelpYesYesYesYes
Easy client installYesYesYesYes
Integrated defect tracking in EclipseYesYesYesYes
Integrated with Rational Desktop toolsYesYesYesYes
Automated Process support (UCM)YesYesYesYes
Advanced parallel development capabilitiesYesYesYesYes
Replication support (MultiSite)YesYes**Yes**Yes**Does not support reqmaster presently
Build management capabilities (auditing and avoidance)Yes*NoNoNo* With the use of Dynamic views or clearaudit
MVFS Dynamic ViewsYesNoNoNo

The major differences when considering which client to implement:
  • The SCM Adapter requires the full ClearCase client to be installed on the host system, while the CCRC plug-in does not.
  • The SCM Adapter supports the use of both Dynamic and Snapshot Views.
  • The CCRC plug-in is a WAN based solution allowing for only the use of Web Views.

Footnote 1: For details about the new features delivered in CCRC 7.1 refer to the IBM Rational ClearCase 7.1 Release Notes under the topic of Rational ClearCase Remote Client (CCRC) features.

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Modified date:
16 June 2018