Using JBuilder with Version Control Systems

In this section, we’ll see how JBuilder jives with different commercially available version control systems (VCS). We’ll start by looking at CVS (which is bundled with the professional edition of JBuilder) and then examine Microsoft’s Visual SourceSafe and Rational’s ClearCase. We’ll also mention some useful rules for using version control systems collaboratively in a team environment.

Before we delve into these specifics, it is helpful to define some simple yet key terms that are significant in any version control system. We will use the standard terms used by CVS, and note the slight variations in the other version control systems at the appropriate junctures.

  • Repository— The shared directory where ...

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