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This article will focus on the upgrade process from AllFusion Harvest Change Manager R7.1 to CA Software Change Manager (SCM) R12.0.2. I am writing this article because I recently went through this process and felt it would be beneficial to share this experience with other users in the field. We ran into some surprises and I wanted other users to be able to use this article as a checklist of activities to be aware of when performing this upgrade process. This process can be pretty straightforward if the upgrade only concerns upgrading the repository data alone. However, there is a lot of overhead in this process if you are using Forms, Attachments to Forms, User Defined Processes (UDPs), Email notifications, Encryption of passwords, Enforce Package Bind Flags, Verify Package Dependency Flags, Canned Reports or Customized reports. The project that I worked on to upg... (more)

PowerBuilder Product Review: PowerGen by E. Crane Computing

We discovered PowerGen when we were looking for a command line utility for importing objects into PowerBuilder. At the time (PowerBuilder V5.0) we were struggling with a source control system whose SCC-API interface was having all kinds of trouble with PowerBuilder (as most source control systems did at the time). As a result we cobbled together our own check-in/check-out utility using PowerGen's command line operations. In the course of that exercise we invited the vendor, E. Crane Computing, to come to our offices and make a PowerGen presentation. What we found out, of course,... (more)

PBDJ Product Review: AllFusion Harvest Change Manager

p> I began my career at RCA Aerospace and Defense in 1983 and worked at MITRE Corp., BAE Systems, and the State of NH. I worked in the defense field performing software configuration management (SCM) and release engineering activities from 1983-1996. In July of 1996, I began working for the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, performing the software configuration management role. I am the administrator of AllFusion Harvest. I presently manage 100 applications housed in AllFusion Harvest and support 180 developers using the product. The development tools we curre... (more)

HarPB Tool Review

I am currently the administrator of AllFusion Harvest. I manage 100 applications housed in AllFusion Harvest and support the 180 developers using it. The development tools we currently use are PowerBuilder PBV8 and PBV11, Visual Studio 2005, Java and Visual Basic. As software configuration manager, I provide the administration of the source code management tools. This includes the entire infrastructure of the environment for development – from developing the life cycles, to providing the best practices, procedures, processes, and training of all the developers on proper source c... (more)

Eclipse Europa 3.3.2 Integration with SCM Tools

Presently, I am the administrator of SCM AllFusion Harvest. SCM AllFusion Harvest is a process-based Software Configuration Management (SCM) tool for managing application source code. I manage 121 applications housed in SCM AllFusion Harvest and support 185 users using the product. The development tools we currently use are PowerBuilder PBV8, PBV11; Visual Studio 2003, 2005, 2008; and Java. As the Software Configuration Manager (SCM), I provide the administration of the source code management tool. This includes the entire infrastructure of the environment for development, from ... (more)