Monthly Archives: October 2009

How to copy VSS project from one VSS database to another one without loosing history

If you have any of the following questions in your mind, then this article is the perfect destination for you. How to copy VSS project from one VSS database to another one without loosing history How to move VSS project from one location to another location Moving Visual SourceSafe projects or databases to a new… Read More »

Considerations for Multiple VSS Databases – Pros and Cons

Microsoft recommends against using multiple VSS databases in simple cases. The support that was in some earlier versions of the product using Data Path doesn’t seem to work at all well in some cases. And at first it can seem that VSS isn’t even capable of operating with multiple databases. On the other hand, there… Read More »

SSARC Utility & SSRESTOR Utility – Archive, Restore VSS Project – Guide

Question:  How to Archive VSS Project in Visual Source Safe (VSS)? How to Restore VSS Project in  Visual Source Safe (VSS)? What is SSARC Utility? What is SSRESTOR Utility? SSARC Utility Allows you to archive files, projects, or old versions from a Visual SourceSafe database. Each time you run SSARC (Ssarc.exe), the utility asks only… Read More »

How To Create a Unique SRCSAFE.INI File ?

1. Create a new SRCSAFE.INI file and place it in the desired location. 2. If you want include the default SRCSAFE.INI in the unique copy, add the following line: #INCLUDE <SS path>\SRCSAFE.INI 3. Create the following environment variable: SET SSDIR=<path to VSS directory> (such as SET SSDIR = \\MyServer\MyVSSdir) While it is possible to do… Read More »

Understand Ant command line arguments with Examples

Several tasks take arguments that will be passed to another process on the command line. To make it easier to specify arguments that contain space characters, nested arg elements can be used. value – a single command-line argument; can contain space characters. file – The name of a file as a single command-line argument; will… Read More »

ANT Builds and Subversion (SVN) | Ant integration with Subversion guide

As I have mentioned in a previous blog entry, I have come to love using ANT in my development environment. One of the things that I like about it is how well it integrates with my Subversion repository using SVNAnt. If you are not using either ANT or Subversion, you owe it to yourself and… Read More »

How to Use SVN Tasks with ANT ?

This post is about using ANT to perform some of the most common source-control related tasks such as export, tagging, and branching. I am using ANT version 1.7.0 and SVN Ant version 1.1-rc3, bound against Subversion 1.4.0. The related software can be downloaded here: 1.    SVN Ant = 2.    ANT = I shall… Read More »

Software versioning – What is Build Versioning?

Version:  It is a set of code to which major/minor or a Patch of changes is made. Hence we say a build is released to the QA team for testing. Version is normally the Proper number given for the final package after fixing all issues. Normally in most Cases both numbers, version & build are… Read More »

What are AntForm / AntMenu? Usage, Installation Process and Examples

AntForm is a java tool designed to add interaction to Ant scripts through graphical forms. If you’re new to Ant, start at the Ant site (see website: Ant is used extensively used in the java world to automate system-level tasks, mostly (but not exclusively) as a software build system. Why use AntForm? Because automation… Read More »