shape stdrul - shapeTools RMS general version selection rules
The shape release management system requires a set of standard version
selection rules to be accessible project wide. These are defined in the
stdrules file, which is to be included into the Shapefiles of any part
of the system controlled by the shapeTools release management system.
Version selection rules drive the binding of component names in the
Shapefile to specific versions during a build or release process (or
better: any process performed by invocation of shape(1) ). Some
functions of shape_RMS allow definition of the version binding rule
being active by defining the VERSIONS macro on the command line. This
may be set to any of the rule names listed below.
If you want to introduce new version selection rules for project wide
use, you may add them to the stdrules file. You should be very careful,
when altering this file. Do not remove any of the rules defined in the
original version of stdrules (as it comes from the shapeTools
distribution tape) because these are essential for the release
management system. When altering one of the original selection rules,
you should be very concious of what you are doing, as you may affect
the operationality of shape RMS. For a description of the syntax of
rule definitions, see the shape(1) manual.
The standard version selection rules are:
For each component select a busy version if available, the
most recent saved version otherwise.
Use the last proposed version of each component. This rule
fails, if no proposed version is available
Select versions from the last generated release.
Select versions from the last generated prerelease.
Select versions included in the last release or prerelease,
whichever is newer.
Select versions from a specific release or prerelease. When
using this rule the value of the macro RELEASENAME has to be
set to the name of the desired (pre)release.
extern Always select a busy version (a regular UNIX file). This rule
should be applied to all extern components that are not under
control of the shapeTools version control system.