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Staging Use Case

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This will assist you in your Software Development Life Cycle as StarTeam allows you to manage one server and one project with three different views as listed below. This will cut down on the administrative task and management.

Phase 1

Using your StrawDraw Project (root view):

Create a Promotion Model with the following states under the StrawDraw Project (Root View):

  • Productions -- set label configuration to New Step 6.

  • QA --- set the label configuration to New Step 7.

  • Development --- set the label configuration to New Step 8.

NOTEs (new projects):
As you create the promotion states, there will probably be states for which no view labels currently exist. Use for these states. You can assign a view label to a state when the files associated with that view label meet the criteria required by the state. If you prefer, you can promote the view label from the preceding state to the label-less state.

TIPS:
Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to rearrange the states. They should be in order from last to first (final state down to initial state).
Click Reset to reread the list of states from the server. This reverts to the states that were available when you opened this dialog or when you last clicked Apply.
Click Edit... to change the selected state?s name, description, or view label.
Click Delete... to delete the selected state from the list.

Phase 2

Now from the Root view (StarDraw) go to view / new and perform the following steps:

  • Derive new view from current view (that the only item checked) select next.

  • Name this view QA view (next).

  • Choose the StarDraw folder this will include all the child folders (next).

  • Change the working directory (just in case QA needs to check out some files) (finish)

NOTE:
You will need to set certain rights to this view so that the QA group can only:
? View and modify Change Request, Task and Topics.

Phase 3

Now from the Root View (StarDraw) go the view / new and perform the following steps:

  • Derive new view from current view and read-only (only two items checked) (select next).

  • Name this view Production view (next).

  • Choose the StarDraw folder this will include all the child folders (next).

  • Change the working directory.

  • Base the configuration from the promotion State New Step 6.

NOTE:
You will need to set certain rights to this view so that the Production group can only:

  • View Source Files and binaries.

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