TD/OMS Fusion Pro - Source Compare and Merge
Comparing libraries of code
The Remain Software solution, TD/OMS Fusion Pro (Source Change Control), which is part of the TD/OMS Application Lifecycle Management framework, allows comparison of complete libraries of sources. The process is divided in two steps. After isolating user and/or supplier changes from the base the user gets a clear vision on the differences. From this point on a merge between original and changed source can be done. The first annotated merged version is a source which can be compiled but it has all the details of the merge in it so that the developer can see exactly what happened, and revert or replace older lines. The source can also be left annotated. If a problem in test or production is found, the annotations can help developers to find the cause of the error. Finally a command is run to clean the annotations, leaving the user with the final source. After the merge, users can test its correctness by compiling the sources which will confirm if the merge was a success from a technical point of view and if the application runs correctly.
Fast, effortless, stable and successful application upgrade
If the modified application including retrofitted changes runs in the bigger environment, TD/OMS and its graphical impact analysis module can show how the different components in the system interact; what files are read by which programs, or what “foreign” logicals are created over suppliers physical. Therefore, TD/OMS Fusion Pro as a part of TD/OMS allows the user to conduct a fast, effortless, stable and successful upgrade of the application, that will work properly in the entire system.
Not alone the automatic retrofitting of vendor changes can be done with Fusion Pro, also the use case where developers work on different versions based on the same ancestor, so called “dual maintenance” or “branches”’
TD/OMS Fusion Pro can be used as a standalone source compare and merge product or as a part of Remain’s IBM i Application Lifecycle Management framework, TD/OMS.