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OK, so I'm fairly new to the v8 party. (A couple months, to be exact, as we've been migrating our apps from v7.7 to v8.1.04.) I've been using App Studio when I can, and Dev Studio as I discover something AS simply can't handle with the aplomb we were assured would be there(!).
I'm now looking into the source control aspect, which, of course, is still there in Dev Studio. NOT finding it in App Studio, though. Just read a post which indicates that this feature won't appear on the AS scene until v8.2! Can anyone chime in on how they're coping with this fundamental need in their environment??
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We use to use projects and Deploy in Dev Studio but that was deprecated in App Studio.....they said not enough people used it. So now in v8 we develop everything in Content folders and not in projects and use change management. Plus we have to move everything from the existing projects to Content folders. It's a huge pain! Good luck!
WebFOCUS Server 8.1.05 Windows 2008 Server WebFOCUS AppStudio 8.1.05 Windows 7 Professional IE 11 and Chrome Version 43.0.2357.124 m. Mostly HTML, PDF, Excel, and AHTML
Thanks, StuBouyer. I was thinking that I may have to do just what you're doing, i.e., source control through DS, develop through AS (for those limited occasions when I think I really will use AS!).
I did open a case on this. Wanted to hear from IBI what their recommendation was, considering the time, effort, and cost we're incurring in migrating to v8.1.04, and that there's just no way I could sell a v8.2 upgrade to my "handlers" at this point. Really disappointed in the direction WebFOCUS apparently is heading. The simplest query takes FOREVER to run, when compared to v7.7.05, both in DS and AS. Oh, wait, I guess that's being addressed in v8.1.05...
IBI has confirmed that source control won't be available in AS till v8.2. What a glaring omission! I simply had no idea that such a fundamental feature would be absent in an IDE designed for "professional" development. Had I known, I, too, would have advised my company to time our v8 upgrade to v8.2. Just outrageous.