Saturday, September 26, 2009

Back home

OLPC guys are back to basics. Though many claim that this is a undoing the all the research and innovation done in the initial stages of OLPC, I look at it as a journey towards real feasible commercial solution. VIA C7 was in market for many years now. So? It was after the death of many great personalities that we recognised their contribution to mankind. 5-6 years is nothing. Lets not get into it. However, my personal opinion is, if ARM is to be chosen, the sole basis should be the benefits of ARM over x86. It should not be for creating a lock-in for Linux.

Anyway, this is good news. Hope to see Linux on XO-2.0 too.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

clearcase find

Today I had to merge main branch files to a private branch. The reason was that people was updating the main branch and private branch was having many issues. However, when it came to updating files in private branch, I could not find which are the files that were branched out. This forced me to refresh some old commands of clearcase. I used a simple find to get a list of all files which were on a private branch.

cleartool find ./ -element "brtype(Private_branch)" -print

Let me also post some sites from where you can get some good information on clearcase commands.

1. (Has some simple examples)


3. Last but not least, use cleartool man to get offline help. (I goes without saying that you should have cc installation if you have to use it)