Dynamsoft SourceAnywhere for VSS Eclipse plug-in is a Team provider plug-in for the Eclipse IDE. It enables users to perform Dynamsoft SourceAnywhere for VSS operations from within the Eclipse IDE. This plug in supports Eclipse release 3.x.
Dynamsoft SourceAnywhere for VSS Eclipse plug-in can be used on various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Solaris , Mac, etc.
The installation procedure is as follows:
Or you can download the SourceAnywhere for VSS Eclipse plug-in from the download page of SourceAnywhere for VSS, and on the 3rd step above, click New Archived Site and browse to the SourceAnywhere for VSS Eclipse Plug-in.
How to enable the plug-in
The Dynamsoft SAW for VSS plug-in works on a per Eclipse project basis. Each project in your workspace can be configured separately and can mount a VSS database. If you need to mount more than one VSS database you must use separate Eclipse projects.
1. Configure a team provider for your project.
Right click an Eclipse project and select Team -> Share Project to bring up the select repository wizard.
2. Select Dynamsoft SAW for VSS as the repository type.
3. Input the server name and port of Dynamsoft SAW for VSS server.
Select or type the Dynamsoft SAW for VSS server IP.
Select or type the Dynamsoft SAW for VSS server port.
Input the the proxy information (if
proxy is used).
4. Login VSS database
Type your username.
Type your password.
Choose a VSS database to login.
Show the status of encryption.
5. Path Mapping
Displays the path to the local workspace of the Eclipse project.
Type the path of the Eclipse project in the VSS database.
Click to bring up the Add To SourceSafe project dialog. You can select an
existing VSS project or create a new one.
6. Your project is now configured for using the Dynamsoft SAW for VSS Plug-in.
Now if you right click context menu on the project and select Team, you will see some additional Dynamsoft SAW for VSS plug-in functions.
The Dynamsoft SAW for VSS plug-in actions are also available from the main menu and toolbar if Dynamsoft SAW for VSS Plug-in menu and shortcuts is enabled. The actions will be invoked on the current active editor or the current selection if there is no active editor.
The context menu option will vary depending on the status of the file. If an option isn't available, but it should be, always try to do a refresh and see what happens.
All errors within the plug-in can be viewed by clicking Window menu > Show View > Error Log or in the Eclipse log-file located at (your workspace)\.metadata\.log.
How to use the plug-in
1. Basic Functions
Get Latest Version: Gets the latest version from the VSS
database. If a writable copy exists of a file the user is prompted if
the local copy should be replaced.
Refresh Status: Updates the checkout status of an item.
Check Out: Checks out the item from the VSS database. If a
writable copy exists of a file the user is prompted if the local copy
should be replaced.
Check In: Checks the item with changes into the VSS database.
Undo Checkout: Gives up the changes (if any). The user is
prompted if the file is changed, not checked out for the current
project. All affected files corresponding editors will be reverted after
Label Item: Assigns a label to the item.
History: Displays the history information of a file. This function is only available on files.
Allows you to specify the date range or user for filtering the file history.
History Of File
Displays the content of the file with the default editor.
Displays the details of the selected history item of the file, including the version number, date, user, label, etc.
Gets the file to your workspace.
You can compare the selected version of the file with the local copy in workspace, or to any other version of the file. To compare two different versions of a file, hold down the Ctrl key while selecting the two versions of interest. Then click the Diff button.
Property: Displays the
property of a file containing the
basic information of the file. This function is only available on
Remove From Repository: Removes the item from the VSS
Add: Adds the item to the VSS database.
Compare With Latest: Compares the local file with the latest
version of the file in the VSS database.
Deconfig Project: Removes the Dynamsoft SAW for VSS plug-in from the project. This operation will not remove the project from the VSS database. Available on the project root folder.
For more details about the basic functions of Dynamsoft SAW for VSS plug-in, please
refer to the help file of Dynamsoft SAW for VSS.
2. View Status Messages
The Dynamsoft SAW for VSS Message window displays the status message of Dynamsoft SAW for VSS. To enable the window, select Window ->Show View -> Other -> Dynamsoft SAW for VSS.
3. Customizing Dynamsoft SAW for VSS plug-in
Dynamsoft SAW for VSS options can be found under Window -> Preferences -> Team -> Dynamsoft SAW for VSS Option.
For information on each item of Dynamsoft SAW for VSS plug-in options, please refer to
the help file of Dynamsoft SAW for VSS.
4. Dynamsoft SAW for VSS Plugin menu and shortcuts
To enable Dynamsoft SAW for VSS plug-in menu and shortcuts, select Window -> Customize Perspective.
5. Label Decorations
To enable status showing for each item in the project, select Window -> Preferences -> Workbench -> Label Decorations.
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