PVCS Tracker, anyone use it?
I am looking for opinions on PVCS Tracker, because we use that here on a project I am involved with.
I demo'ed it and the main thing I didn't like is that it didn't really present an issues history when you view a bug record. I like it more like Fog's product where you can see the whole list of comments as it the record moves from state to state. Also, many of the fields always seemed to be scrolled off of the bottom of the page, where they could be forgotten.
We unfortunately use PVCS, and I can confirm that workflow does not exist and you need to RTFM in order to do anything, and we all love doing that ;-)
Pathetic Version Control System devangelist
PVCS Tracker is a tool box. And if you have a decent idea of where you are going and pay Merant several grand on training and additional several grand for on-site specialist to set it up, then you can have a usable product. There is NO AUTOMATED WORK FLOW in Tracker (I ought to know, I manually change a state flag every time I build to let test know they have work). We made it part of the development process that when your defect has change state, the person doing the change places a field in Tracker to the correct state. As the build guy I get to move stuff from ready to build to ready for test (Oh the fun). The only tools that do the Autowork flow either are intergrated with a source control tool (PVCS Dimentions) or can Intergrate with a source control tool (ClearQuest and ClearCase)
A Software Build Guy
We're using the i-net thingy, and most of my Tracker work is changing state attributes... It's like that by design. We have a set of rules that everybody follows, and that's how we get things done.
You can work with it. The real problem with the tool is the
Last communication on this topic is about a year old and I didn't get the release/version of what Merant's (now Serena) PVCS issues were. We only have Version Manager 7.5.1 and have yet to upgrade to 8.0. We are in need of a bug tracker and were considering Tracker (if not some other tool). I would appreciate any 8.x feedback on Tracker: it's administrative use as a toolbox (if not a tool), any workflow automation, backup/restore working, any other "flaws" or improvements from the previous version, etc. Thanks in advance for your response...
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