Upcoming Webinar: Achieving DevOps Using Open Source Tools in the Enterprise

Adopt with TeamForge

Are you challenged with wide adoption of open source tools and want real time visibility into all stages of development across all projects regardless of what tools or methodologies your teams are using? Join Tech Mahindra and CollabNet to learn how you can deliver business value more quickly with higher quality using Tech Mahindra ADOPT (Agile DevOps Process Transformation), an offering for enterprise software development teams built and delivered on the CollabNet TeamForge framework for open source tools. Webinar: Achieving DevOps Using Open Source Tools in the Enterprise Wednesday, October 08, 2014, 10am – 11am PDT / 1pm – 2pm …

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Summary of the first Berlin Gerrit Hackathon

Hacking the Gerrit

Between 8th and 12th of September 2014, first Berlin based Gerrit Hackathon took place. It was joined effort of CollabNet, Elego and Aservo to host it. Our event attracted 16 people from various companies, including four Gerrit maintainers. Here is full list of participants: Dave Borowitz (maintainer) (Google), David Pursehouse (maintainer) (Sony Mobile), Saša Živkov (maintainer) (SAP), Edwin Kempin (maintainer) (SAP), Sven Selberg (Sony Mobile), Gustaf Lundh (Sony Mobile), Khai Do (OpenStack / IBM), Christian Aistleitner (Individual), David Ostrovsky (Individual), Deniz Türkoglu (Spotify), Carlos Martín Nieto (Elego), Eryk Szymanski (CollabNet), Jacek Centkowski (CollabNet), Johannes Nicolai (CollabNet), Dharmesh Sheta (CollabNet), Dariusz …

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First European Gerrit Hackathon

Subversion Hackathon

During the 7th to 9th of May 2013 first European Gerrit Hackathon took place in London. This time there were twelve participants from a variety of companies like Sony Mobile, SAP, Google, Qualcomm, GerritForge, Cisco, Spotify and of course CollabNet represented by myself. During three days of hackathon we had multiple discussions about current project state, its future and new functionalities request by users and ourselves. There is no hackathon without code sessions, same was true for this one, new cool features were implemented like: patch inline editing – users can edit patch in the browser. This simplify overhead of …

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Repository Dictated Configuration — Part 3 of 3: Global Ignores

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Global Ignores Welcome to the last topic in my three part series on repository dictated configuration (RDC).  In part 2 we talked about the new svn:auto-props property.  Today we’ll discuss the other new inherited property that involves RDC, svn:global-ignores. Ignoring Unversioned Items Before 1.8 Once again, this is just a quick refresher, if none of this sounds familiar, then give this section of the Version Control with Subversion book a quick read. Up until 1.7 there were two ways to prevent the svn add and import subcommands from adding certain items we didn’t want to place under version control (as …

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Repository Dictated Configuration — Part 2 of 3: Autoprops

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Automatic Properties In part 1 I talked about the new inheritable properties feature in Subversion 1.8.  I promised that this feature would pave the way for repository dictated configuration (RDC).  Today I’ll show you the first part of 1.8’s RDC related features, the new svn:auto-props property. Wait…What is RDC Exactly? Subversion provides an extensive set of user configurable options which control various aspects of a Subversion client’s operations.  For repositories with only a small handful of committers in the same location, manually synchronizing these configurations is probably not too difficult.  For larger and/or distributed groups however, ensuring that everyone has …

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Repository Dictated Configuration — Part 1 of 3: Inheritable Properties

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Bait-and-switch warning: Despite the title, I won’t talk about repository dictated configuration (RDC) today at any great length.  Rather, I’ll talk about the new inherited properties feature, which RDC is built upon, in the hope that it will provide a more complete understanding.  In part 2, I’ll move on to the details of RDC proper. Property Inheritance Even the most casual user of Subversion is likely familiar with versioned properties.  These name:value pairs of metadata are assigned to files or directories.  Some (those properties whose names begin with “svn:“) are attributed special meaning by, and trigger specific behaviors in, Subversion …

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Subversion Edge 4.0 Released

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Hopefully you saw Mike’s post yesterday about the release of Subversion 1.8. Congratulations to the Subversion team on the new release. Today I am pleased to announce the release of Subversion Edge 4.0. This is the release that delivers Subversion 1.8 to your servers so that you can take advantage of the new features offered by Subversion on the server. We are also taking this opportunity to upgrade our Apache HTTP Server stack from 2.2 to 2.4. This will allow you to get the most out of your Subversion 1.8 server as it benefits from some of the fixes and …

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Matching identities across ALM boundaries: Dynamic user lookup in CollabNet Connect

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ALM integration challenge #1: Same users but different accounts in different systems CollabNet Connector Framework (CCF) aka CollabNet Connect/sync is an Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) middle-ware that integrates and synchronizes data between CollabNet TeamForge and various ALM platforms like HP Quality Center/ALM 11, ScrumWorks Pro, MS Team Foundation Server and Rational ClearQuest. One of the most common use cases we encounter when doing artifact synchronization with CCF is that  user accounts are not identical on source and target systems. A user called John Doe may have an account jdoe in TeamForge and john_doe in Quality Center. To complicate things, certain users may not even …

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New Subversion Release Includes Several Security Fixes

Apache Subversion 1.7.9 and 1.6.21 have been released. Among the normal set of bug fixes in the release are several fixes for security vulnerabilities. A list of all of the vulnerabilities and their details are available on the Subversion security page: http://subversion.apache.org/security/ I would encourage you to read the details of each vulnerability so that you can assess the risk for your environment.  My take on these items is that they are all on the Low/Medium end of the spectrum. There are not any of the higher risk vulnerabilities such as arbitrary code execution or privilege escalation included. Generally speaking, …

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The 2013 Future of Open Source Survey is here!

Future of Open Source Survey

Each year for the past 6 years, software companies and industry influencers have collaborated to conduct the open source survey on attitudes and adoption of open source software in business. And now, the 7th annual Future of Open Source Survey is open and will be accepting submissions until March 28th. This year, over 25 influential open source collaborators have joined forces to conduct “The Future of Open Source Survey“, including:  CollabNet, Black Duck, and Forrester. This annual survey provides a report on the state of the open source industry and analysis of future trends from influencers and important open source-related organizations. …

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