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If You Use Source Control, Check Out Swiper
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Paul Withers    

Since 8.5.2, Domino Designer has allowed integration with Eclipse's source control functionality. An On Disk Project "exports" the NSF as individual flat files which a source control tool like Git or Mercurial can manage and pass to a remote repository on cloud solutions like GitHub and BitBucket or on-premises solutions like Stash or Redmine. But one of the issues has always been that some design elements store metadata like last accessed date which changes even when no material changes have been made.

A few years ago, Cameron Gregor released a Git add-in called Dora. This used XML parsing to remove incidental metadata when committing files in Git. As well as not addressing people who used Mercurial, one of the limitations of Dora was that it didn't handle blank files very well and could cause problems when switching branches that did not all have Dora enabled. For some time I've been aware that Cameron was investigating a Domino Designer plugin to provide a more robust solution.

On Friday, Cameron released that successor to Dora - Swiper. Because this is now a Domino Designer plugin, there are no additional files in your repository and it works regardless of whether the repository is Mercurial or Git. There are two good videos on using and installing Swiper. It's still in beta at the moment, but if you use source control, it's worth investigating further.


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Fri, Nov 17th 2017 1:24p   Paul Withers
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Thu, Oct 19th 2017 11:18a   Paul Withers
Earlier this week, at Social Connections, we announced the winners of the OpenCode4Connections IBM Connections Customizer contest. To support the contest there was a great amount of effort from Christian Guedemann, Martin Donnelly and others to set up the infrastructure and enablement materials to help ensure the contest was a success. Even though the contest only ran for a short period of time, the numbers were impressive: - over 40 organisations were provisioned by IBM during the p
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Thu, Sep 28th 2017 5:00p   Paul Withers
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Thu, Sep 14th 2017 4:23p   Christian Guedemann
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