Implementing Gitflow with TeamForge and Gerrit Part III – Alternative approaches.

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In this blog post series we talk about access right mappings between TeamForge and its Gerrit integration. The topics covered by each part are: in Part I: What Gitflow is, and how to best use it with TeamForge/Gerrit user defined repository policies in Part II: How to implement your own user-defined repo category with branch based permissions in TeamForge 7.1. in Part III: Alternative approaches to implement branch based permissions (without user-defined repo categories) and when to use which approach. Target audience: Project admins, Gerrit administrators using our TeamForge integration. In the first part of this serie, we have looked … LEARN MORE »

Gerrit Dependency Management with GitEye

Introduction In my earlier blogs, TeamForge for Gerrit and GitEye and Interactive Rebase, I showed you the basics of using Gerrit with TeamForge and GitEye.  I also delved into using interactive rebase to squash multiple commits into one so that you can push to Gerrit, creating a single Gerrit change.  In this follow up blog I will give you some tips on managing Gerrit dependencies. Pushing Multiple Commits to Gerrit In my blog GitEye and Interactive Rebase I showed you what to do if you have made multiple commits and now you want to create a single Gerrit change that combines them.  Let’s suppose, … LEARN MORE »

Introducing TeamForge Project Scope into Gerrit – Welcome to cross repo dashboards and RBAC

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If you ever wondered how you can see Gerrit change requests of different repositories but same TeamForge project in one dashboard/report you can assign custom Gerrit access rights to project role so that they apply to all Git repositories within the same TeamForge project you can make a Git repository visible to all project members of this TeamForge project but not to all members of the entire site (default access permissions) … read on. Fortunately, our blog posts are not just a one way street, unidirectional information broadcasting mechanism. We are listening to your comments and will turn your feedback … LEARN MORE »

GitEye and Interactive Rebase

Introduction As I mentioned in my earlier blog, TeamForge for Gerrit, a Gerrit patch set must be associated with one and only one commit.  In this blog I will talk about how you can commit your work periodically as you work on your change request and later use the interactive rebase feature in GitEye to squash your commits into one commit, and to compose a commit message suitable for Gerrit. The Scenario I have cloned a TeamForge Git repository and configured it for Gerrit as described in my earlier blog.  Also following the steps described in the earlier blog I have created and checked out … LEARN MORE »

TeamForge for Gerrit- Ready for the Enterprise

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Git, Gerrit and TeamForge In this blog, I will show you how to use GitEye with Gerrit, the most widely used code review and permissions management framework for Git.  Although GitEye will work with any Gerrit server, I will be using TeamForge for Git.  TeamForge extends and wraps Gerrit, adding centralized role-based access control (RBAC) and greatly simplifying management of Gerrit access rights.  It also provides powerful features such as history protection, making Git ready for the enterprise. TeamForge Git Repository Configured for Optional Review TeamForge Role-Based Access Control Clone Repository The first thing I will do is clone my TeamForge Git … LEARN MORE »

Top 7 Benefits of Using a Shared Services Model for Agile and ALM Success

At the end of June I will be speaking at the National Laboratories Information Technology conference in San Francisco . This is a great conference where the brightest minds in the federal technology sector gather to share experiences and knowledge. The focus of my talk is around leveraging the “shared services” model. This has proven very effective for both government agencies and enterprise IT organizations. Specifically, the session will look at the top seven benefits of using a Shared Services Model using a real-life case study of Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, … LEARN MORE »

Linking TeamForge Commits and Artifacts

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TeamForge- Enabling Collaboration CollabNet TeamForge provides not only the tools that are necessary to manage and .  It is this tight integration between all the important application lifecycle stages that enables your teams to collaborate most effectively. In this blog I am going to focus on the linkage between your Git or Subversion code commits and your work items, such as requirements, user stories, tasks, issues and bugs. Associations To provide some context, let’s look at how TeamForge implements an association between two items or events, such as a work item and an SCM code commit. Almost every type of TeamForge … LEARN MORE »

Git and Agile Development with CloudForge and TeamForge

Git and Agile Development with CloudForge and TeamForge Platforms In this blog I will show you how to add TeamForge to your free CloudForge project and start taking advantage of the powerful collaboration and development tools that make TeamForge the industry leading Agile application lifecycle management platform.  This blog is intended to be a follow up to my earlier blog, Intro to GitEye and CloudForge.  If you wish to follow along with this blog, it is assumed that you have already installed GitEye, signed up for a free CloudForge account, created a CloudForge project, and added Git to your project.  If not, … LEARN MORE »

Introduction to GitEye Graphical UI and CloudForge

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In this blog I will introduce you to the collaborative cloud development platform CloudForge.  As you will see, signing up for a free account is easy.  In just a few minutes you can be hosting your Git or Subversion repositories on CloudForge, as well as provisioning your other favorite development tools. TeamForge, the industry leading Agile application lifecycle management platform, is available as part of your free CloudForge project.  Using the TeamForge tracker, you can define and track all your work items such as business requirements, user stories, tasks, issues and bugs.  To manage your backlogs and establish release and sprint plans, … LEARN MORE »

Here at last – How to permanently delete/recycle projects in Gerrit

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If you are using CollabNet’s TeamForge Git Integration, you may have felt the need to delete few or more repositories hosted on Gerrit for various reasons: a) You want to delete repositories and all code reviews associated with it because you do not need the code any more and confuse users with its existance b) You just want to create a Git repository with the same name all over again after deleting the original one, IOW recycle the project name c) You want to save disk space If you simply deleted the Git repository from TeamForge’s Web UI, you would … LEARN MORE »

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