Microsoft Visual SourceSafe is often used as a version control system in projects, developed under Microsoft Windows. Besides implementation for MS Windows, there are also implementations for other operating systems — you can read about them on the Microsoft's site.
We can work with Visual SourceSafe from Emacs by using the source-safe.el package. It implements all necessary commands, that could be performed without switching out of Emacs.
Installation of package is very simple — you need to download it from author's page, unpack and put it to place, where Emacs could find it. To use it, add following commands to initialization file:
(setq ss-program "S:\\WinNT\\SS.exe" ss-project-dirs '(("^D:\\\\OCI\\\\" . "$/PurifyW/"))) (require 'source-safe)
First two lines specify place of Visual SourceSafe executable and paths to the projects directories. And third line loads the package.
Retrieving of data from repository could be performed by several functions. The
function retrieve latest version of current file from repository. If you'll run this
function from Dired, it updates all files in current directory and its sub-directories.
You can also use
ss-checkout function to retrieve current file from repository. With
ss-lock function you can lock current file in repository, doesn't changing its content.
User can view list of changes with
ss-diff function. To produce list of changes this
function uses command, specified by
ss-diff-program variable. If this function gets
non-interactive-p parameter, then all changes are displayed in new buffer. But without
this parameter, work with changes is performed with Ediff. User can commit changes with
To create a new branch user can use the
ss-branch function. There is also opposite
ss-unbranch, that could be used to delete concrete branch and drop all made
changes. If user wants to put changes from concrete branch to main development tree, he
ss-merge function, that performs three-way merge of changes from given branch.
The package defines several functions, that could be used to retrieve information about
ss-history function displays change log for current file,
displays information about status of current file in Visual SourceSafe's repository, and
ss-locate function shows location of current file in Visual SourceSafe's repository.
Other functions, defined by package are:
ss-help function, that displays short list of
available functions and their descriptions, and
ss-submit-bug-report function, that could
be used to send bug report to developers.
User can customize behaviour of package by defining number of variables. Most important among them are:
There are also other variables, that could be customized by user:
UPDATEcommand, or no.
There is also two hooks —
ss-after-update-hooks, that always
will called before and after
Last change: 05.03.2013 16:54