StarTeam Support

The StarTeam revision control system was recently acquired by Borland. These tasks make use of functions from the StarTeam API to work with that system. As a result they are only available to licensed users of StarTeam. You must have starteam-sdk.jar in your classpath to run these tasks. For more information about the StarTeam API and how to license it, see the Borland web site.

Important Note on Installation and Licensing:

On Windows machines, the mere presence of starteam-sdk.jar on the classpath is not sufficient for getting these tasks to work properly. These tasks also require a fully-installed and fully-licensed version of the StarGate Runtime. This is part of a StarTeam client installation or may be installed separately. The full client install is not required.

Earlier versions of Ant (prior to 1.5.2) did not have this restriction because they were not as dependent on the StarTeam runtime - which the newer versions use to access StarTeam file status information. The older versions lacked this important capability.


Common Parameters for All Starteam Tasks

The following parameters, having to do with making the connection to a StarTeam project, are common to all the following tasks except the deprecated StarTeam task.

Attribute Description Required
username The username of the account used to log in to the StarTeam server. yes
password The password of the account used to log in to the StarTeam server. yes
URL A string of the form servername:portnum/project/view which enables user to set all of these elements in one string. Either this ...
servername The name of the StarTeam server. ... or all four of these must be defined.
serverport The port number of the StarTeam server.
projectname The name of the StarTeam project on which to operate.
viewname The name of the view in the StarTeam project on which to operate.

STCheckout

Description

Checks out files from a StarTeam project.

The includes and excludes attributes function differently from other tasks in Ant. Inclusion/exclusion by folder is NOT supported.

Parameters

See also the required common StarTeam parameters.

Attribute Description Required
rootstarteamfolder The root of the subtree in the StarTeam repository from which to check out files. Defaults to the root folder of the view ('/'). If supplied, this should always be an "absolute" path, that is, it should begin with a '/'. Relative paths have little meaning in this context and confuse StarTeam. no
rootlocalfolder The local folder which will be the root of the tree to which files are checked out. If this is not supplied, then the StarTeam "default folder" associated with rootstarteamfolder is used. no
createworkingdirs creates local folders even when the corresponding StarTeam folder is empty. Defaults to "true". no
deleteuncontrolled if true, any files NOT in StarTeam will be deleted. Defaults to "true". no
includes Only check out files that match at least one of the patterns in this list. Patterns must be separated by commas. Patterns in excludes take precedence over patterns in includes. no
excludes Do not check out files that match at least one of the patterns in this list. Patterns must be separated by commas. Patterns in excludes take precedence over patterns in includes. no
label Check out files as of this label. The label must exist in starteam or an exception will be thrown. Either or neither, but not both, may be specified. Neither locked or unlocked may be true if either label or asofdate is specified.
asofdate Check out files as of this date. The date must be formatted in ISO8601 datetime (yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss), ISO8601 date(yyyy-MM-dd) or a user-defined SimpleDateFormat defined in the asofDateFormat attribute. If the date is not parsable by the default or selected format, an exception will be thrown. Since Ant 1.6.
asofdateformat java.util.SimpleDateFormat compatible string used to parse the asofdate attribute. Since Ant 1.6. no
recursive Indicates if subfolders should be searched for files to check out. Defaults to "true". no
forced If true, checkouts will occur regardless of the status that StarTeam is maintaining for the file. If false, status will be used to determine which files to check out. Defaults to "false". no
locked If true, file will be locked against changes by other users. If false (default) has no effect. Either or neither, but not both, may be true. Neither may be true if a label or an asofdate is specified.
unlocked If true, file will be unlocked so that other users may change it. This is a way to reverse changes that have not yet been checked in. If false (default) has no effect.
userepositorytimestamp true means checked out files will get the repository timestamp. false(default) means the checked out files will be timestamped at the time of checkout. no
preloadfileinformation The StarTeam server has the ability to preload file metadata for an entire tree prior to beginning action on that tree. Doing so can in some instances lead to substantially faster actions, particularly over large trees. Setting this to "yes" (default) engages this functionality, setting it to "no" turns it off. no
convertEOL If true, (default) all ascii files will have their end-of-line characters adjusted to that of the local machine on checkout. This is normally what you'd want but if for some reason you don't want that to happen, set it to false and the files will be checked out with whatever end-of-line characters are used on the server. no

Examples

  <stcheckout servername="STARTEAM" 
              serverport="49201"
              projectname="AProject" 
              viewname="AView"
              username="auser"
              password="secret"
              rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
              force="true"
  />
The minimum necessary to check out files out from a StarTeam server. This will check out all files in the AView view of the AProject project to C:\dev\buildtest\co. Empty folders in StarTeam will have local folders created for them and any non-StarTeam files found in the tree will be deleted.
  <stcheckout URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView" 
              username="auser"
              password="secret"
              rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
              forced="true"
  />
And this is a simpler way of accomplishing the same thing as the previous example, using the URL attribute.

  <stcheckout URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView" 
              username="auser"
              password="secret"
              rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
              rootstarteamfolder="\Dev"
              excludes="*.bak *.old"
              label="v2.6.001"
              forced="true"
  />
This will check out all files from the Dev folder and below that do not end in .bak or .old with the label v2.6.001.
  <stcheckout URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView"
              username="auser"
              password="secret"
              rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
              includes="*.htm,*.html"
              excludes="index.*"
              forced="true"
  />
This is an example of overlapping includes and excludes attributes. Because excludes takes precedence over includes, files named index.html will not be checked out by this command.
  <stcheckout URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView"
              username="auser"
              password="secret"
              rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
              includes="*.htm,*.html"
              excludes="index.*"
              forced="true"
              recursive="false"
  />
This example is like the previous one, but will only check out files in C:\dev\buildtest\co, because of the turning off of the recursive attribute.
  <stcheckout URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView"
              username="auser"
              password="secret"
              rootstarteamfolder="src/java"
              rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
              forced="true"
  />


  <stcheckout URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView"
              username="auser"
              password="secret"
              rootstarteamfolder="src/java"
  />


 <stcheckout URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView"
             username="auser"
             password="secret"
             rootstarteamfolder="src/java"
             rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co\src\java"
             forced="true"
  />
In the preceding three examples, assuming that the AProject project has a default folder of "C:\work\AProject", the first example will check out the tree of files rooted in the src/java folder of the AView view of the AProject in the StarTeam repository to a local tree rooted at C:\dev\buildtest\co, the second to a tree rooted at C:\work\AProject\src\java (since no rootlocalfolder is specified) and the third to a tree rooted at C:\dev\buildtest\co\src\java. Note also, that since the second example does not set "forced" true, only those files which the repository considers out-of-date will be checked out.

STCheckin

Description

Checks files into a StarTeam project. Optionally adds files and in the local tree that are not managed by the repository to its control.

The includes and excludes attributes function differently from other tasks in Ant. Inclusion/exclusion by folder is NOT supported.

Parameters

See also the required common StarTeam parameters.

Attribute Description Required
rootstarteamfolder The root of the subtree in the StarTeam repository into which to files will be checked. Defaults to the root folder of the view ('/'). If supplied, this should always be an "absolute" path, that is, it should begin with a '/'. Relative paths have little meaning in this context and confuse StarTeam. no
rootlocalfolder The local folder which will be the root of the tree to which files are checked out. If this is not supplied, then the StarTeam "default folder" associated with rootstarteamfolder is used. no
comment Checkin comment to be saved with the file. no
adduncontrolled if true, any files or folders NOT in StarTeam will be added to the repository. Defaults to "false". no
includes Only check in files that match at least one of the patterns in this list. Patterns must be separated by commas. Patterns in excludes take precedence over patterns in includes. no
excludes Do not check in files that match at least one of the patterns in this list. Patterns must be separated by commas. Patterns in excludes take precedence over patterns in includes. no
recursive Indicates if subfolders should be searched for files to check in. Defaults to "false". no
forced If true, checkins will occur regardless of the status that StarTeam is maintaining for the file. If false, checkins will use this status to decide which files to update. Defaults to "false". no
unlocked If true, file will be unlocked so that other users may change it. If false (default) lock status will not change. no
preloadfileinformation The StarTeam server has the ability to preload file metadata for an entire tree prior to beginning action on that tree. Doing so can in some instances lead to substantially faster actions, particularly over large trees. Setting this to "yes" (default) engages this functionality, setting it to "no" turns it off. no

Examples

  <stcheckin servername="STARTEAM" 
             serverport="49201"
             projectname="AProject" 
             viewname="AView"
             username="auser"
             password="secret"
             rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
             forced="true"
  />
The minimum necessary to check files into a StarTeam server. This will check all files on the local tree rooted at C:\dev\buildtest\co into the AView view of the AProject project in the repository. For files and folders in the local tree but not in starteam, nothing will be done. Since the forced attribute is set, the files which are checked in will be checked in without regard to what the StarTeam repository considers their status to be. This is a reasonable choice of attributes since StarTeam's status for a file is calculated based on the local file in the StarTeam default directory, not on the directory we are actually working with.
  <stcheckin URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView" 
             username="auser"
             password="secret"
             rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
             forced="true"
  />
And this is a simpler way of giving the same commands as the command above using the URL shortcut.

  <stcheckin URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView" 
             username="auser"
             password="secret"
             rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
             rootstarteamfolder="\Dev"
             excludes="*.bak *.old"
             forced="true"
  />
This will check all files in to the Dev folder and below that do not end in .bak or .old from the tree rooted at"C:\dev\buildtest\co" .
  <stcheckin URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView"
             username="auser"
             password="secret"
             rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
             includes="*.htm,*.html"
             excludes="index.*"
             forced="true"
  />
This is an example of overlapping includes and excludes attributes. Because excludes takes precedence over includes, files named index.html will not be checked in by this command.
  <stcheckin URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView"
             username="auser"
             password="secret"
             rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
             rootstarteamfolder="src/java"
             includes="*.htm,*.html"
             excludes="index.*"
             forced="true"
             recursive="false"
  />
This example is like the previous one, but will only check in files from C:\dev\buildtest\co, because of the turning off of the recursive attribute.
  <stcheckin URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView"
             username="auser"
             password="secret"
             rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
             rootstarteamfolder="src/java"
             includes="version.txt"
             forced="true"
             recursive="false"
  />
This example is like the previous one, but will only check only in one file, C:\dev\buildtest\co\version.txt to the StarTeam folder src/java.
  <stcheckin URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView"
             username="auser"
             password="secret"
             rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
             rootstarteamfolder="src/java"
             includes="version.java"
             forced="true"
             recursive="false"
             addUncontrolled="true"
             comment="Fix Bug #667"
  />
This example is like the previous one, but will only check only in one file, C:\dev\buildtest\co\version.java to the StarTeam folder src/java. Because the addUncontrolled attribute has been set, if StarTeam does not already control this file in this location, it will be added to the repository. Also, it will write a comment to the repository for this version of the file.
  <stcheckin URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView"
             username="auser"
             password="secret"
             rootstarteamfolder="src/java"
             rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
             forced="true"
  />


  <stcheckin URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView"
             username="auser"
             password="secret"
             rootstarteamfolder="src/java"
  />


 <stcheckin URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView"
             username="auser"
             password="secret"
             rootstarteamfolder="src/java"
             rootlocalfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co\src\java"
             forced="true"
  />
In the preceding three examples, assuming that the AProject project has a default folder of C:\work\buildtest\co\AProject, the first example will check in files from a tree rooted at C:\dev\buildtest\co, the second from a tree rooted at C:\work\buildtest\co\AProject\src\java, and the third from a tree rooted at C:\dev\buildtest\co\src\java all to a tree rooted at src/java

STLabel

Description

Creates a view label in StarTeam at the specified view. The label will be classified by StarTeam as a "build label". This task will fail if there already exexists in viewname a label with the same name as the label parameter.

Parameters

See also the required common StarTeam parameters.

Attribute Description Required
label The name to be given to the label yes
revisionlabel Yes means that the label attribute is to be saved as a "revision label". No (default) means that it will be saved as a "view label" no
buildlabel Yes means that the label attribute is to be saved as a "build label". This means that Change Requests which have an "AddressedIn" field value of "next build" will have this label assigned to that field when the label is created. No (default) means that no CRs will have this label assigned to them. This will have no effect if revisionlabel is also true. no
lastbuild The timestamp of the build that will be stored with the label. Must be formatted yyyyMMddHHmmss no
description A description of the label to be stored in the StarTeam project. no

Examples

This example shows the use of this tag. It will create a View label that is a build label named Version 6.2 with "Thorough description" as its description.
  <tstamp>
    <format property="nowstamp" pattern="yyyyMMddHHmmss" locale="en"/>
  </tstamp>  
  <stlabel URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView"
           username="auser"
           password="secret"
           label="Version 6.2"
           lastbuild="${nowstamp}"
           description="Thorough description"
  />
This example creates a non-build View label named Version 6.3 with "Thorough description" as its description.
  <tstamp>
    <format property="nowstamp" pattern="yyyyMMddHHmmss" locale="en"/>
  </tstamp>  
  <stlabel URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView"
           username="auser"
           password="secret"
           label="Version 6.3"
           lastbuild="${nowstamp}"
           description="Thorough description"
           buildlabel="false"
  />
This example will create a Revision label that is a build label named Version 6.2.00.001 with "revision label" as its description.
  <tstamp>
    <format property="nowstamp" pattern="yyyyMMddHHmmss" locale="en"/>
  </tstamp>  
  <stlabel URL="STARTEAM:49201/Aproject/AView"
           username="auser"
           password="secret"
           label="Version 6.2.00.001"
           description="revision label"
           revisionlabel="true"
  />

STList

Description

Produces a listing of the contents of the StarTeam repository at the specified view and StarTeamFolder. The listing will contain the name of the user, if any, who has the file locked, the size of the file, its lastModifiedDate in the repository, the name of the file, and the status of the local file in the default local directory relative to the repository.

Parameters

See also the required common StarTeam parameters.

Attribute Description Required
rootstarteamfolder The root of the subtree in the StarTeam repository to be listed. Defaults to the root folder of the view ('/'). If supplied, this should always be an "absolute" path, that is, it should begin with a '/'. Relative paths have little meaning in this context and confuse StarTeam. no
rootlocalfolder The local folder which will be the root of the tree to which files are compared. If this is not supplied, then the StarTeam "default folder" associated with rootstarteamfolder is used and a status field will appear in the listing. Otherwise, the status field will not appear. no
includes Only list files that match at least one of the patterns in this list. Patterns must be separated by commas. Patterns in excludes take precedence over patterns in includes. no
excludes Do not list files that match at least one of the patterns in this list. Patterns must be separated by commas. Patterns in excludes take precedence over patterns in includes. no
label List files, dates, and statuses as of this label. The label must exist in starteam or an exception will be thrown. If not specified, the most recent version of each file will be listed. no
asofdate List files, dates, and statusess as of this date. The date must be formatted in ISO8601 datetime (yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss), ISO8601 date(yyyy-MM-dd) or a user-defined SimpleDateFormat defined in the asofDateFormat attribute. If the date is not parsable by the default or selected format, an exception will be thrown. Since Ant 1.6. no
asofdateformat java.util.SimpleDateFormat compatible string used to parse the asofdate attribute. Since Ant 1.6. no
recursive Indicates if subfolders should be searched for files to list. Defaults to "true". no
listuncontrolled if true, any files or folders NOT in StarTeam will be included in the listing. If false, they won't. Defaults to "true". no
preloadfileinformation The StarTeam server has the ability to preload file metadata for an entire tree prior to beginning action on that tree. Doing so can in some instances lead to substantially faster actions, particularly over large trees. Setting this to "yes" (default) engages this functionality, setting it to "no" turns it off. no

Examples


  <stlist url="WASHINGTON:49201/build"
          username="auser"
          password="secret"
 />
The above command might produce the following listing:
   [stlist] Folder: Build (Default folder: C:/work/build)
   [stlist] Folder: dev (Default folder: C:/work/build/dev)
   [stlist] Out of date  Sue Developer        1/1/02 7:25:47 PM CST     4368 build.xml
   [stlist] Missing      George Hacker        1/1/02 7:25:49 PM CST       36 Test01.properties
   [stlist] Current                           1/1/02 7:25:49 PM CST     4368 build2.xml
   [stlist] Folder: test (Default folder C:/work/build/dev/test)
   [stlist] Missing                           1/1/02 7:25:50 PM CST     4368 build2.xml
while adding a rootlocalfolder and an excludes param ...

  <stlist url="WASHINGTON:49201/build"
          username="auser"
          password="secret"
          rootlocalfolder="srcdir2"
          excludes="*.properties"
 />
might produce this listing. The status is missing because we are not going against the default folder.
   [stlist] overriding local folder to srcdir2
   [stlist] Folder: Build (Local folder: srcdir2)
   [stlist] Folder: dev (Local folder: srcdir2/dev)
   [stlist] Sue Developer        1/1/02 7:25:47 PM CST     4368 build.xml
   [stlist]                      1/1/02 7:25:49 PM CST     4368 build2.xml
   [stlist] Folder: test (Local folder: srcdir2/dev/test)
   [stlist]                      1/1/02 7:25:50 PM CST     4368 build2.xml
 


Starteam

Deprecated

This task has been deprecated. Use the STCheckout task instead.

Description

Checks out files from a StarTeam project.

The includes and excludes attributes function differently from other tasks in Ant. Multiple patterns must be separated by spaces, not commas. See the examples for more information.

Parameters

Attribute Description Required
username The username of the account used to log in to the StarTeam server. yes
password The password of the account used to log in to the StarTeam server. yes
servername The name of the StarTeam server. yes
serverport The port number of the StarTeam server. yes
projectname The name of the StarTeam project. yes
viewname The name of the view in the StarTeam project. yes
targetfolder The folder to which files are checked out. What this precisely means is determined by the targetFolderAbsolute param. yes
targetFolderAbsolute Determines how targetfolder is interpreted, that is, whether the StarTeam "default folder" for the project is factored in (false) or whether targetFolder is a complete mapping to foldername (true). If "true", the target tree will be rooted at targetfolder+"default folder". If false, the target tree will be rooted at targetfolder. Defaults to "false". no
foldername The subfolder in the project from which to check out files. no
force Overwrite existing folders if this is set to "true". Defaults to "false". no
recursion Indicates if subfolders should be searched for files to check out. Defaults to "true". no
verbose Provides progress information. Defaults to "false". no
includes Only check out files that match at least one of the patterns in this list. Patterns must be separated by spaces. Patterns in excludes take precedence over patterns in includes. no
excludes Do not check out files that match at least one of the patterns in this list. Patterns must be separated by spaces. Patterns in excludes take precedence over patterns in includes. no

Examples

  <starteam servername="STARTEAM" 
            serverport="49201"
            projectname="AProject" 
            viewname="AView"
            username="auser"
            password="secret"
            targetfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
  />
The minimum necessary to check out files out from a StarTeam server. This will check out all files in the AView view of the AProject project to C:\dev\buildtest\co.
  <starteam servername="STARTEAM" 
            serverport="49201"
            projectname="AProject" 
            viewname="AView"
            username="auser"
            password="secret"
            targetfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
            foldername="\Dev"
            excludes="*.bak *.old"
            force="true"
  />
This will checkout all files from the Dev folder and below that do not end in .bak or .old. The force flag will cause any existing files to be overwritten by the version in StarTeam.
  <starteam servername="STARTEAM" 
            serverport="49201"
            projectname="AProject" 
            viewname="AView"
            username="auser"
            password="secret"
            targetfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
            includes="*.htm *.html"
            excludes="index.*"
  />
This is an example of overlapping includes and excludes attributes. Because excludes takes precedence over includes, files named index.html will not be checked out by this command.
 <starteam servername="STARTEAM" 
            serverport="49201"
            projectname="AProject" 
            foldername="src/java"
            viewname="AView"
            username="auser"
            password="secret"
            targetfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
            targetfolderabsolute="true"
  />


 <starteam servername="STARTEAM" 
            serverport="49201"
            projectname="AProject" 
            foldername="src/java"
            viewname="AView"
            username="auser"
            password="secret"
            targetfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co"
            targetfolderabsolute ="false"
  />


 <starteam servername="STARTEAM" 
            serverport="49201"
            projectname="AProject" 
            foldername="src/java"
            viewname="AView"
            username="auser"
            password="secret"
            targetfolder="C:\dev\buildtest\co\src\java"
            targetfolderabsolute="true"
  />
In the preceding three examples, assuming that the AProject project has a default folder of "AProject", the first example will check the files located in starteam under src/java out to a tree rooted at C:\dev\buildtest\co, the second to a tree rooted at C:\dev\buildtest\co\AProject\src\java and the third to a tree rooted at C:\dev\buildtest\co\src\java.

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