Ranorex version control using Rational Team Concert?

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Ranorex version control using Rational Team Concert?

Post by jdk » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:43 pm

Hello,

Our company has started using Ranorex a few months ago.

Now that we are moving from trial phase to production, it becomes important to have our Ranorex scripts and code etc. under version control. Ranorex itself offers only direct integration with Subversion, but our company as a whole uses RTC (Rational Team Concert).

We have a somewhat elaborate way to use this by using Eclipse to check in/deliver updated code to the RTC Repository. It is a possible way, but far from desirable: an extra tool (and Eclipse is not just a small tool) just to do the checkin/checkout of the artefacts, a separate action: starting this tool, refreshing, submitting...

After this intro, now on to my question... Rational offers a client for Microsoft Visual Studio[1], and since Ranorex is built on top of that, I was wondering if this would offer a possibility of a more integrated way to use RTC with Ranorex. Does anybody have experience with that, or ideas about it? Either other users, or the good people from Ranorex support themselves? I would be interested to hear from you.

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Re: Ranorex version control using Rational Team Concert?

Post by Ciege » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:53 pm

Sorry, we don't use the Rational Team Concert, but do use source control for all of our automation code.

Currently we use an old system that does not have a direct tie into VS or the Ranorex Studio but we still source all of our code by checking in the VS solution and dependent files. This adds only a single step (check in or check out) when necessary to have the most current code.

We are moving to TFS soon, and as I understand it, Ranorex will have a built in ability to support TFS in an upcoming version.
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Re: Ranorex version control using Rational Team Concert?

Post by Support Team » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:19 pm

Hello,

Thank you, Ciege!

Currently 'Rational Team Concert' is not supported by Ranorex.

You could use Tortoise SVN for version control.
Download from here: Tortoise SVN

TFS will be integrated in Ranorex version 4.0.

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Re: Ranorex version control using Rational Team Concert?

Post by jdk » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:32 am

Thank you both for your replies.

We have to make a choice to either use RTC anyway and have a few extra steps outside Ranorex to check in/check out artefacts, or indeed see what we can do with SVN (which would be easier in daily use, integrated in Ranorex, but would break our link with the developers who use RTC as versioning system).

Still, if anyone has ideas whether the Rational Team Concert Client for Microsoft Visual Studio could help us, please share. I know RTC is not supported by Ranorex, but if it can somehow be used from MS Visual Studio instead of having to make an even bigger detour via Eclipse, it might save us some trouble.