What is SCC compliance and what is the extent of IBM® Rational® ClearCase® and ClearCase LT® support of SCC compliant Integrated Development Environments (IDE)?
SCC is an acronym for Source Code Control.
The SCC API is an interface specification, defined by Microsoft® that defines hooks for a number of common source control operations.
An application (typically an "integrated" development environment (IDE) of any kind) can provide source control functions without implementing the functions itself.
If an SCC compliant code control system is installed, the application dispatches code control operations to the source control tool (e.g. Visual Studio > ClearCase).
ClearCase on UNIX®, Linux® and Microsoft Windows® is compliant with the SCC standards.
This means that any application that is SCC compliant should be able to integrate with Rational ClearCase on a basic level; however, this does not mean that IBM Rational supports this integration.
For any IDE that claims SCC compliance, but does not have a supported integration with ClearCase, please defer all problems and questions to the support team of the IDE vendor.
An example of a non-ClearCase supported SCC integration is detailed in technote 1243448.
Note: A Request for Enhancement (RFE) to make an SCC interface available for IBM Rational ClearCase Remote Client (CCRC) was rejected because CCRC integrates with Microsoft Visual Studio using the Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) interface. See RFE 2481 at the IBM Rational RFE Community.
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