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Open documents on PVCS from SMB


Hi everyone,

I'm currently working on a SBM application.

We wrote an User Guide of the application, which is on PVCS. We would like to create a link from the application, in order to open the user guide from PVCS ...

I don't know PVCS at all but it would help if it was possible.

We currently use Folders and URL links to google doc but it is unfulfilling.

Thanks a lot

Arthur
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Re: Open documents on PVCS from SMB


There are possible ways of getting the file from PVCS Version Manager (VM) from SBM but doing it "live" could take a while as the file would need to be fetched from the repository.

There might be another option if your link to the file pointed to the default workfile location, or better yet, you configured VM to use a reference directory for that project database. The latest revision would be placed out there on check in and it would be easily accessible.

Otherwise, you're looking at creating a script that uses a PCLI Get command or even a DTK application.
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Re: Open documents on PVCS from SMB


One more thought I like to throw out: create a WebDAV applet for the project database that contains the manual. Could even be its own project database that links to the file in project database where it currently lives, so you don't have to expose other files through WebDAV.

Accessing the file could then look something like this:

http://ServerName:8080/YourWebDavServletName/FileName

or

http://ServerName:8080/YourWebDavServletName/ProjectName/FileName

Example using a file from the SampleDB using the SampleDB WebDAV applet that gets installed when you select to install WebDAV:

http://ServerName:8080/SampleDB.dav/chess/client/readme.html

See the WebDAV Server Implementation Guide (webdav_vm.pdf) for more information on how to setup WebDAV on a Serena VM Web Application Server.

Kind regards,

- Richard.
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