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RE: Activity and logical change

From: Peter Raymond <Peter.Raymond@merant.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 09:50:54 -0000
Message-ID: <20CF1CE11441D411919C0008C7C5A13B03BF6291@stalmail.eu.merant.com>
To: Elodie Tasia <e.tasia@ever-team.com>, WebDAV Group <webdav@yahoogroups.com>, IETF DAV <ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org>

I will try to give a explanation.....

A "logical change" is one where several files are modified to implement a
single fix or 
enhancement request.

So let's imagine a developer has been asked to change the color scheme of a
web page.  
He has to change the HTML and modify the colors but also has to modify some
GIF images 
used on the page to change their colors.  He is modifying many files but is
making one 
"logical change".

In the same DeltaV workspace another developer has been asked to change a
price for an 
item that is being advertised for sale on the website.  He needs to change
several pieces 
of HTML in different frames to update the price.  This is another "logical

A project manager may decide to start a new workspace for some further
updates to the web 
site, he wants to include the price update but does not want to include the
color change.  
If activities are used to track the above two changes he can use the
activity to merge 
only the desired change into his new workspace.

Hope this helps.

Peter Raymond - MERANT 
Principal Architect (PVCS) 
Tel: +44 (0)1727 813362 
Fax: +44 (0)1727 869804 
WWW: http://www.merant.com 
-----Original Message-----
From: Elodie Tasia [mailto:e.tasia@ever-team.com]
Sent: 24 January 2002 07:54
To: WebDAV Group; IETF DAV
Subject: Activity and logical change

Hi !

I read that in the DeltaV specifications : 
"A common problem that motivates the use of activities is that it is often
desirable to perform several different logical changes in a single
workspace, and then selectively merge a subset of those logical changes to
other workspaces. "

Maybe because I'm french, but I don't understand what "logical change" means
: it has no sens to translate literally this expression.
Can someone explain me it ?
Received on Thursday, 24 January 2002 06:41:13 UTC

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