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NAME

       aepstate - project state file

SYNOPSIS

       project/info/state

DESCRIPTION

       The project/info/state file is used to store state information about a
       project.

       This file is maintained by aegis and thus should not be edited by
       humans.

CONTENTS

       next_test_number = integer;
               Each test is numbered uniquely across all branches of the
               project.  The name is of the form t[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][am].sh
               (’a’ for automatic and ’m’ for manual.)

   Almost Obsolete Fields
       The following fields are obsolete.  They will persist until the next
       aenrls(1), and the new project so generated will use them to define its
       default branching.

       version_major = integer;
               The major version number of this release of the project.
               Always one or more.

       version_minor = integer;
               The minor version number of this release of the project.
               Always zero or more.

   Obsolete Fields
       The following fields are obsolete.  They are only present in projects
       which have yet to be converted to the new branch format.  When Aegis
       sees them, they will be moved into the "trunk" transaction.

       description = string;
               This field contains a description of the project.  Large
               amounts of prose are not required; a single line is sufficient.

       owner_name = string;
               This field is ignored.

       group_name = string;
               This field is ignored.

       developer_may_review = boolean;
               If this field is true, then a developer may review her own
               change.  This is probably only a good idea for projects of less
               than 3 people.  The idea is for as many people as possible to
               critically examine a change.

       developer_may_integrate = boolean;
               If this field is true, then a developer may integrate her own
               change.  This is probably only a good idea for projects of less
               than 3 people.  The idea is for as many people as possible to
               critically examine a change.

       reviewer_may_integrate = boolean;
               If this field is true, then a reviewer may integrate a change
               she reviewed.  This is probably only a good idea for projects
               of less than 3 people.  The idea is for as many people as
               possible to critically examine a change.

       developers_may_create_changes = boolean;
               This field is true if developers may created changes, in
               addition to administrators.  This tends to be a very useful
               thing, since developers find most of the bugs.

       forced_develop_begin_notify_command = string;
               This command is used to notify a developer that a change
               requires developing; it is issued when a project administrator
               uses an aedb -User command to force development of a change by
               a specific user.  All of the substitutions described in
               aesub(5) are available.  This field is optional.

               Executed as: the new developer.  Current directory: the
               development directory of the change for the new developer.
               Exit status: ignored.

       develop_end_notify_command = string;
               This command is used to notify that a change is ready for
               review.  It will probably use mail, or it could be an in-house
               bulletin board.  This field is optional, if not present no
               notification will be given.  This command could also be used to
               notify other management systems, such as progress and defect
               tracking.  All of the substitutions described by aesub(5) are
               available.

               Executed as: the developer.  Current directory: the development
               directory of the change.  Exit status: ignored.

       develop_end_undo_notify_command = string;
               This command is used to notify that a change had been withdrawn
               from review for further development.  It will probably use
               mail, or it could be an in-house bulletin board.  This field is
               optional, if not present no notification will be given.  This
               command could also be used to notify other management systems,
               such as progress and defect tracking.  All of the substitutions
               described by aesub(5) are available.

               Executed as: the developer.  Current directory: the development
               directory of the change.  Exit status: ignored.

       review_pass_notify_command = string;
               This command is used to notify that a review has passed.  It
               will probably use mail, or it could be an in-house bulletin
               board.  This field is optional, if not present no notification
               will be given.  This command could also be used to notify other
               management systems, such as progress and defect tracking.  All
               of the substitutions described by aesub(5) are available.

               Executed as: the reviewer.  Current directory: the development
               directory of the change.  Exit status: ignored.

       review_pass_undo_notify_command = string;
               This command is used to notify that a review has passed.  It
               will probably use mail, or it could be an in-house bulletin
               board.  This field is optional, if not present no notification
               will be given.  This command could also be used to notify other
               management systems, such as progress and defect tracking.
               Defaults to the same action as the develop_end_notify_command
               field.  All of the substitutions described by aesub(5) are
               available.

       review_fail_notify_command = string;
               This command is used to notify that a review has failed.  It
               will probably use mail, or it could be an in-house bulletin
               board.  This field is optional, if not present no notification
               will be given.  This command could also be used to notify other
               management systems, such as progress and defect tracking.  All
               of the substitutions described by aesub(5) are available.

               Executed as: the reviewer.  Current directory: the development
               directory of the change.  Exit status: ignored.

       integrate_pass_notify_command = string;
               This command is used to notify that an integration has passed.
               It will probably use mail, or it could be an in-house bulletin
               board.  This field is optional, if not present no notification
               will be given.  This command could also be used to notify other
               management systems, such as progress and defect tracking.  All
               of the substitutions described by aesub(5) are available.

               Some compilers bury absolute path names into object files and
               executables.  The renaming of the integration directory to
               become the new baseline breaks these paths.  This command is
               passed an environment variable called AEGIS_INTEGRATION_‐
               DIRECTORY so that the appropriate symlink may be placed, if
               desired.

               Executed as: the project owner.  Current directory: the new
               project baseline.  Exit status: ignored.

       integrate_fail_notify_command = string;
               This command is used to notify that an integration has failed.
               It will probably use mail, or it could be an in-house bulletin
               board.  This field is optional, if not present no notification
               will be given.  This command could also be used to notify other
               management systems, such as progress and defect tracking.  All
               of the substitutions described by aesub(5) are available.

               Executed as: the integrator.  Current directory: the
               development directory of the change.  Exit status: ignored.

       default_development_directory = string;
               The pathname of where to place new development directories.
               The pathname must be absolute.  This field is only consulted if
               the field of the same name in the user configuration file is
               not set.

       umask = integer;
               File permission mode mask.  See umask(2) for more information.
               This value will always be OR’ed with 022, because aegis is
               paranoid.

       default_test_exemption = boolean;
               This field contains what to do when a change is created with no
               test exemption specified.

       copyright_years = [ integer ];
               This field contains a list of copyright years, for use in
               copyright notices, etc.  It is updated each integrate_begin, if
               necessary, to include the current year.  Available as the
               ${Copyright_Years} substitution, and included in the version
               listing.

       next_change_number = integer;
               Changes are numbered sequentially from one.  This field records
               the next unused change number.

       next_delta_number = integer;
               Deltas are numbered sequentially from one.  This field records
               the next unused delta number.

       src = [ { ... } ];
               If you are writing a report, see aefstate(5) for the current
               documentation for this field.  This field is a list of files in
               the project.  Each list item has the form:

               file_name = string;
                       The name of the file, relative to the baseline.

               usage = (source, config, build, test, manual_test);
                       What the file is for.

               edit_number = string;
                       The edit number of the file.

               locked_by = integer;
                       The change which locked this file.
                       Caveat: this field is redundant, you can figure it out
                       by scanning all of he change files.  Having it here is
                       very convenient, even though it means multiple updates.

               about_to_be_created_by = integer;
                       The change which is about to create this file for the
                       first time.  Same caveat as above.

               deleted_by = integer;
                       The change which last deleted this file.  We never
                       throw them away, because (a) it may be created again,
                       and more important (b) we need it to recreate earlier
                       deltas.

       history = [{ ... }];
               This field contains a history of integrations for the project.
               Updated by each successful ’aegis -Integrate_Pass’ command.

               delta_number = integer;
                       The delta number of the integration.

               change_number = integer;
                       The number of the change which was integrated.

               name = [ string ];
                       The names by which this delta is known.

       change = [integer];
               The list of changes which have been created to date.

       administrator = [string];
               The list of administrators of the project.

       developer = [string];
               The list of developers of the project.

       reviewer = [string];
               The list of reviewers of the project.

       integrator = [string];
               The list of integrators of the project.

       currently_integrating_change = integer;
               The change currently being integrated.  Only one change (within
               a project) may be integrated at a time.  Only set when an
               integration is in progress.

       version_major = integer;
               The major version number of this release of the project.
               Always one or more.

       version_minor = integer;
               The minor version number of this release of the project.
               Always zero or more.

       version_previous = string;
               The version number this project was derived from.  This is of
               most use when producing "patch" files.

WRITING REPORT SCRIPTS

       When attempting to access these fields from within the report
       generator, you need a code fragment similar to the following:
              auto ps;
              ps = project[project_name()].state;
       All of the fields mentioned in the man page can now be accessed as
       members of the ps variable.

       When you access the branch field, you obtain access to the change state
       of the branch.  Even the trunk has one of these, it just doesn’t have a
       number, and it is perpetually being developed.

       When you index the branch.change field by a change number, you obtain
       access to the change state of that change.

       When you index the branch.src field by a filename string, you may
       obtain access the the relevant project file state (see aefstate(5) for
       more information).

       In addition to the above fields, the report generator inserts a name
       field containing the project name, and a directory field containing the
       project directory path.

SEE ALSO

       aenpr(1)
               create a new project

       aegis(5)
               aegis file format syntax

       aepattr(5)
               project attributes file format

       aecstate(5)
               change state file

       aefstate(5)
               file state file

COPYRIGHT

       aegis version 4.24.D001
       Copyright (C) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
       2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Peter Miller

       The aegis program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use
       the ’aegis -VERSion License’ command.  This is free software and you
       are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; for details
       use the ’aegis -VERSion License’ command.

AUTHOR

       Peter Miller   E-Mail:   millerp@canb.auug.org.au
       /\/\*             WWW:   http://www.canb.auug.org.au/~millerp/