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Is there any job for retrofitting a program?

 
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aryanpa1

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:02 pm    Post subject: Is there any job for retrofitting a program?
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Hi All ,
I have 20 programs in my package. I did changes in them one month back as per my requirements. During this month there are lot of changes in baseline versions. I need to do changes in my programs to sync with baseline programs. Is there a job which retrofits(synchup) my programs automatically? Thank you
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject:
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Pavan,

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Is there a job which retrofits(synchup) my programs automatically?

One word - NO
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Is there any job for retrofitting a program?
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Looks like Your (dis)organization has a few change management problems !
or even a parallel IT infrastructure, I wonder for what reason the others were not aware of the ongoing changes.

there is a non mainframe solution
download the sources to your pc,
find on the net and istall a program called diff3
and You have the tool to merge the updates to the base file

google will give You the pointers to the program, the docs, and the download sites

regards

e.s.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject:
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Looks like Your (dis)organization has a few change management problems !


icon_biggrin.gif (dis)organisation

Magic description enrico - love it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:36 pm    Post subject:
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Enrico,

You may re-pair the new and old code using the tool you had suggested...... but how about the logic/program flow?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Is there any job for retrofitting a program?
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I suppose that in all this mess the changes were minor;
in my optimistic view of things in the case of major ( and I consider a logic change as such ) changes
I would expect that everybody would be aware of the thing...

Still the wording of the OP puzzled me for the inappropriate usage of the "my" adjective
usually the requirements are dictated by the powers at the upper floor, not by personal taste, needs, feelings

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:02 pm    Post subject:
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Pavan,

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I did changes in them one month back as per my requirements. During this month there are lot of changes in baseline versions.

What happend to version manager in your shop? If you have signed out the program, how could others edit the base program?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:02 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Depending on the amount of change, it may be easier/necessary to apply the "Pavan" changes to the new baseline rather than apply the new baseline changes to Pavan's work. . . . There may be others working on some of the same modules as well. . .

I believe "my requirements" meant the ones Pavan was given to work from.

From the places i've been, this situation happens when there is major new development (i.e. Phase 3), but this will take long enough that routine maintenance requests to meet company and government requirements must be met, and then some kind of emergency repair occurs. The places that handled this well kept each group informed of changes and retrofitted to the new baseline. This meant any group performing routine/emergency maintenance had to communicate any and all changes to the people working on the new baseline. They also were involved making sure all of their changes were in the "new" version before it was brought online. On some of the larger systems, a new "version" or "phase" may take 1 or 2 years and all work on the system cannot stop for the duration.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:17 am    Post subject:
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Check if you have PDM Parallel Development MAnagement tool along with Endevor. Using this you can do retrofitting, but this is not preferred.
As there could be some logic problem, you will have to look at the retroffit report and analyse and apply changes
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: Is there any job for retrofitting a program?
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aryanpa1 wrote:
I need to do changes in my programs to sync with baseline programs. Is there a job which retrofits(synchup) my programs automatically?

Hi,

No such jobs I can think of, still use SuperC to compare the 'two' source codes(One of your package & one of base line). Manual work not 'automatic'.
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