25 Jun, 2006

The project I'm currently on uses Rational ClearCase to manage it's source-code.

Now, I'm sure there are many great things about ClearCase. Not that any spring to mind. (Wait, here's one: it keeps ClearCase administrators in a job! Whew, I knew there had to be a silver lining somewhere.)

What I can tell you, though, is that it sucks for agile, team development. So, I've wrapped a script around the ClearCase command-line, to make the wannabe Subversion user in me feel more at home.

(Ruby: the glue that doesn't set).

The result is BasketCase (at RubyForge). It's still very much a work-in-progress (and when I no longer have need of it, will likely become a work-in-abandonment), but I hope it may provide a glimmer of hope to anyone else who finds themselves in a similar predicament.

By the way, the less observant of you may not have noticed that the name is a clever play on the word "rational". Geddit? Oh, nevermind ...