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IBM Rational ClearCase 7.0: Master the Tools That Monitor, Analyze, and Manage Software Configurations by Tatiana Shpichko, Marc Girod

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Shortcomings of MultiSite

We saw in the beginning of this chapter that there could be advantages in partitioning a large local network into several sites (in the MultiSite sense of the word), and we alluded to trade-offs concerning the loss of functionality.

It is now time to clarify these trade-offs, that is, to give reasons not to use MultiSite in spite of the benefits this might bring.

Our reader will not be surprised if we stress here the complete lack of support for derived objects. This is sometimes worked around by naive users through staging, that is, by checking them in as versioned derived objects, partly for the purpose of replicating them; we already mentioned this in Chapter 3, Build Auditing and Avoidance. We believe that this is throwing ...

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