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  1. Yes, in fact I have a link to that blog post in the article
  2. I recently worked on bi-directional SVN <--> Plastic sync, and wrote about it here. In short, it's very possible using `git2svn` + `git svn dcommit` + Plastic's Git Sync.
  3. Thanks for confirming. I'll keep an eye out for the fix in the release notes.
  4. Thanks, and I'm sorry for not making those connections myself - it's certainly easier to see it all listed concisely. I can see how the SQL table implementation detail could be significant to RDBMS backend users. For Jet, is there any practical difference, or is it simply a restriction that carries over from the need to support RDBMS? It seems like there wouldn't be any practical difference if they're still being stored in different top-level folders just as top-level repos are (apart from the naming convention of those folders). Is this also true of Jet? Am I going to waste disk space if I create and delete repositories that are nested instead of top-level?
  5. Unfortunately, that's not the issue here. I can confirm that the submodule is 100% successfully synced with Git, yet the "parent" repository still refuses to sync. If that were the problem, I would hope that the error message would say so ("The equivalent commit for [changesetspec] does not exist in [gitspec]"). Were you unable to reproduce the error using the provided files?
  6. From a technical perspective, what are the differences between "repositories" and "modules"? This still hasn't been answered in the above thread. As the makers of the software, you should be able to fully enumerate this, and I can't think of why you would want to withhold that information by only giving advice for particular use cases. From a practical perspective, I understand that this feature allows me to use a tree view instead of a list view in the list of repositories. What else? That can't possibly be the extent of the practical implications. If it were, then everything is really just a repo with a different name, and I should be able to rename "A/B" into "C", but it doesn't sound like that's the case given that modules can't be moved into different repos.
  7. Yes, this is open-source so I can share it. I've attached replication packages for the Plastic repos. I could invite you to the GitHub ones if you let me know your GitHub usernames. Perhaps this is the problem then. Am I right that you're saying this is not supported? Add commit to Plastic repo A that xlinks-in Plastic repo B Configure gitsync.conf with matching Git repos Run Git Sync ... and that only the following is supported? Add commit to Git repo A that submodules-in Git repo B Configure gitsync.conf with matching Plastic repos Sync Plastic & Git repos I created XLinks in Plastic before creating submodules in Git. Given that I can create submodules in Git and they become XLinks in Plastic (with the correct configuration), I expect for this to also work the other way around, too. If it's not supported, then is it now impossible for me to sync this with Git unless I start over, recreating all commits and making sure to only add submodules on the Git side first? CrashSpace donation receipt generator.replicationpackage MigraDoc Fluent.replicationpackage
  8. I know about that documentation. It doesn't mention anything about spaces in repo specs, which is the thing that I said I hoped could be documented. It doesn't contain any examples of repo specs with spaces, either. Plastic does not seem to know how to invoke the Git Credential Manager, and I have 2FA set up on my GitHub account, so it always fails when trying to sync using the HTTPS scheme. I had multiple successful syncs before introducing the XLink using the SSH scheme, so I'm certain that isn't the problem. Just now, I successfully sync'd MigraDoc Fluent using the exact "git@" address I provided above. Anyways, it doesn't try to push until it has succeeded in pulling, and it doesn't show that error until it fails to push. And it were a problem with finding the Git repository, I would expect to see an error message saying "could not be reached" instead of "has not been defined". To be clear, the XLink is introduced on the Plastic side. Perhaps that's the issue? All of the documentation seems to talk about converting subrepos to xlinks, but not the other way around. Is it supported? This is the entire gitsync.conf file: [email-mapping] Max Pixel = git@m-pixel.com [submodules] git@github.com:M-Pixel/MigraDoc_Fluent.git -> "MigraDoc Fluent@localhost:8087" writable:true relativeserver:true I'll send logs via a support ticket, so that they're not available to the general public.
  9. I'm running into the exact same symptoms. I've synced two repositories to Git, successfully. After XLinking in Plastic, I am unable to sync. In my case, I wonder if it has to do with the fact that my repository name has a space in it? I have tried all of the following (one at a time, with client GUI restarts in-between): git@github.com:M-Pixel/MigraDoc_Fluent.git -> "MigraDoc Fluent@localhost:8087" writable:true relativeserver:true git@github.com:M-Pixel/MigraDoc_Fluent.git -> 'MigraDoc Fluent@localhost:8087' writable:true relativeserver:true git@github.com:M-Pixel/MigraDoc_Fluent.git -> MigraDoc Fluent@localhost:8087 writable:true relativeserver:true git@github.com:M-Pixel/MigraDoc_Fluent.git -> "MigraDoc Fluent"@localhost:8087 writable:true relativeserver:true git@github.com:M-Pixel/MigraDoc_Fluent.git -> 'MigraDoc Fluent'@localhost:8087 writable:true relativeserver:true I have also tried some of those combinations without the writable & relative parts. Whenever I try to sync it with Git, I get The equivalent Git repository for 'MigraDoc Fluent@localhost:8087' has not been defined. The xlink cannot be pushed. Please add the equivalence inside the submodules section in the configuration file... It would be really nice if the GUI just asked "there's a new submodule, which repo should it be linked to?" with a repo selector. At least there should be some documentation on how to deal with spaces in repository specification (it's obvious on command line, but not for config files like this). What is wrong with my syntax?
  10. Thanks. I didn't realize that there's additional documentation on Zendesk (it's not linked to from the Doc or Support pages).
  11. Is there a full list of all relevant configuration files to copy from server to server, anywhere in your official documentation?
  12. That's the gist of it. I need to be able to hire a subcontractor, send them a script, and say "run this - then you will have a complete development environment", so that I'm not paying people to waste time pushing GUI buttons. I need to be able to start a new computer, or re-image an existing computer that needed reimaging for whatever reason, and click my "set up computer for business operations" program, instead of having to waste time pushing GUI buttons the same way every time. I am going to eventually need to be able to set up continuous integration processes, and I suspect that not being able to change server settings automatically would make certain aspects of that unnecessarily difficult. That doesn't require there to be command-line tools for modifying all the properties. It's plenty easy to set values in XML, JSON, and INI files from a script. I'm surprised this is being questioned at all. Git, SVN, Mercurial, Perforce, Docker, and the list goes on, are all configurable entirely from a script. Heck, most of the Windows operating system, which is gargantuan, is almost entirely configurable from PowerShell. As I'm working to automate more and more of my business, I'm finding that even if the other programs don't have console programs for configuring, they at least have documentation on their config files. Even programs without proper documentation at least have a full enumeration of properties in their config files (and a consistent schema across config files). Plastic has an odd mix of key-space-value, key-colon-value, key-equals-value, XML, etc, almost none of it is documented, a small subset of it is covered by the included "example configs", and only some of it is configurable without a human actively waving a mouse around. I did just figure out that `clconfigureserver` can be used non-interactively, when I came across an example in a forum post. Too bad that feature isn't documented. Here's another way of looking at it. Why are they text files? If they're not supposed to be modified by the user, then why not use binary serialization? You have probably needed to modify the files by hand yourself from time to time. Your users need to just as much (I find myself having to do that every month or two to work around issues or lack of features). But we lack the information to do so accurately, without having to reverse-engineer the puzzle that you created. The original intent of this post was to find out where the documentation is, since I didn't find it easily by myself. Since it's been clarified in this discussion that the documentation does not exist at all, I've gone ahead and created a request on Uservoice.
  13. That's not what I'm looking for, but I did eventually find it: https://www.plasticscm.com/documentation/administration/plastic-scm-version-control-administrator-guide#Serverconfiguration This section describes steps for using clconfigureserver . https://www.plasticscm.com/documentation/administration/plastic-scm-version-control-administrator-guide#Authenticationconfiguration This section describes steps for using umtool . Unfortunately, some of these commands are interactive, making them unnecessarily difficult to script. It looks like I'll have to just reverse-engineer the HTTP API, or else the XML and other files, and write my own tools for Configuring Plastic Server.
  14. Is there a command-line configuration utility? I'm aiming for 100% scripted setup. I suppose I could use whatever HTTP API that WebAdmin is using, but I doubt that's documented.
  15. Where can I find documentation on the various XML tags in server.conf?
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