Archive of posts in year '2013'

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Dec 6, 2013

Permission Management with LDAP Groups

After you downloaded SCM-Manager Universe the permission management for the development tools is based on individual user permissions. Since there seems to be a great interest in using group based permission management we want to show you how. We will show which modifications you have to perform in the tools and how you can handle groups.

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Sep 4, 2013

SCM-Manager Plugins Part 6: Checkstyle

We published a new SCM-Manager plugin: scm-checkstyle. It helps you to improve your software quality in Java projects by checking your code against code conventions in a very early stage of software development where adaptations are only little time-consuming.

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Aug 30, 2013

SCM-Manager Plugins Part 5: Groupmanager

Our new plugin is out now: scm-groupmanager. It provides one more possible way for usermanagement: group managers, they can add users to groups without having administration rights.

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Jul 22, 2013

SCM-Manager Universe Tools Part 1: Jenkins

This is the first part of our new series "SCM-Manager Universe Tools" in which we want to present the tools that are part of SCM-Manager Universe in more detail. First of all we want to present Jenkins, a continuous integration tool. We will introduce Jenkins and continuous integration in general and special circumstances of the Jenkins installation on SCM-Manager Universe.

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Jun 7, 2013

SCM-Manager Plugins Part 4: Htpasswd

This plugin is for those people who want to migrate their Subversion repositories to SCM-Manager and that are using an Apache server for user authentication. The current version is 1.1.

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Jun 5, 2013

Open Source. A Success Story

What comes into your mind when you hear "open source"? Do you think about something that came up several years ago, which is now a trend in software development? Or do you think about something that was there from the early days of the computer age, went through a difficult time and is now celebrating a renaissance? In this post we give a condensed overview on the history of open source, its characteristics and a prospect on where it might go.

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May 28, 2013

SCM-Manager Plugins Part 3: Statistic and Activity

Welcome to the latest part of our plugin series. Today we want to present two little plugins that provide some additional features to SCM-Manager. The "Statistic-" and the "Activity-Plugin". Both are making life more clearly.

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May 15, 2013

SCM-Manager Plugins Part 2: Notify

The notify plugin provides the functionality of automatically generated notifications on commits to repositories. It requires at least the SCM-Manager version 1.15, other plugins are not required. At the moment the latest version is 1.2.

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May 8, 2013

Version Control Part 5: Subversion

Nowadays Git and Mercurial are the most often used version control systems. It can be said that they succeeded the former used CVCS in nearly all areas. Nevertheless there is still a loyal user community of Subversion (SVN). Until today older repositories remain of importance. Subversion, is an open source alternative to the well known CVS.

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May 2, 2013

Version Control Part 4: MercurialEclipse

Nowadays developer mostly don´t work only with a text editor but with an integrated development environment (IDE). Luckily nearly every IDE can be connected to the version control system of your choice by plugins. This article deals with MercurialEclipse, which is used to work simple and smart with Mercurial repositories out of the Eclipse environment. To facilitate the start, we will show you the installation of the plugin and introduce you to the first steps of Mercurial in Eclipse. The intention of this article is to enable you to configure Eclipse and to check in and out your code. For those of you who prefer to work with Git, we have another getting started article prepared for you.

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Apr 25, 2013

Version Control Part 3: EGit

Eclipse is one of the widest spread multi-language software development environments (IDE) that has an extensible plugin system to nearly every existing version control system. This article introduces briefly the installation and the usage of EGit as a standard interface connecting Eclipse and Git repositories. Since we do not want to leave out the biggest rival of Git, a second article focusing on MercurialEclipse will follow.

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Apr 22, 2013

Version Control Part 2: Git vs. Mercurial

With the dawn of DVCS many different systems emerged and their number is increasing. Since the beginning two major solutions fight for the throne of the "best" DVCS: Mercurial and Git. While both do their job very well there is an almost religious debate which one is THE best.

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Apr 18, 2013

Version Control Part 1: SCM and the SCM-Manager

Nowadays distributed source code management is a must-have tool for every developer and a large number of different implementations compete for attention. So getting started is a complex task. To make the start more easy we want to show you today the development of source code management from centralized to distributed systems and the on top tool SCM-Manager. In following articles we will familiarize you with the different version control systems (VCS) in more depth.

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Apr 17, 2013

Getting Started with SCM-Manager

Do you strive for something smart and efficient to manage source code? You are excited about the great tool, SCM-Manager, but you are not an expert in source code management yet? We will explain you, how to get started with SCM-Manager step by step.

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Apr 17, 2013

Open Source. More Business

Open source an option for my business, too? What advantages does open source have? And where are its limits? Find out about the advantages and disadvantages of open source, and discover the risk-free solution to make open source software useable to your business.

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Apr 17, 2013

JAX 2013

This april (22. - 26.04.2013), the JAX exhibition will take place in Mainz, Germany. The JAX is the leading event in terms of JAVA-, Android- and Web- development in German-speaking countries.

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Apr 17, 2013

Hello world

Here we are. Firstly we want to introduce ourselves: we are the SCM-Manager Team. We are providing professional support for SCM-Manager. We started this blog, because we don´t want to keep all our knowledge to ourselves, we want to share it with you!

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