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Using GIT for Agentry application (Work Manager)

Dear experts,

we're currently looking for a solution to enable team development for a Work Manager app. While GIT seems to be pretty straight forward for the Java-based part of the development, we're still struggling with the Agentry part. I found a post from 2014 that GIT is not supported for the "Agentry Team Development" feature. While it seems to be possible to intially enable Team Share with GIT, we are experiencing problems to connect a second developer to the same GIT repository (Agentry project seems to be empty when importing from GIT). Maybe we haven't found the right way to do this. Moreover it's confusing to have the content of the "workspace" directory on the one hand and the local GIT-directory on the other hand.

Since the Agentry project seems to be stored as a kind of binary file ("agentry.db") when using Team Share, the question remains whether GIT is the right tool for an Agentry project?! However, using different tools for the Java and the Agentry part within the same project is also kind of strange...

It would be great if you share some thoughts or experiences on this topic :-).

Thanks in advance,

Christian

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  • Jun 13 at 05:05 PM

    Hi Christian,

    I see from this SAP note. GIT is still not mentioned for Agentry. I would take it is still not supported.

    2632864 - SAP Mobile Platform SDK 3.1 3rd Party Installation Version Requirements

    It's a good feature to have. We always appreciate hearing from our customers, on how can we add more value to our products. Feature requests are regularly monitored, and if requested by many customers, it will be added to the official release planning. That being said, you can always reach out to your SAP Account Executive(AE) on feature requests

    Regards,

    Chung

    SAP Product Support Engineer

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  • Jun 18 at 11:34 AM

    Dear Chung,

    thanks for your reply. I think we've been misled by the fact that GIT was shown in the "Team" dialog. However, this seems to be related to Eclipse in general and not the Agentry plug-in.

    I'd appreciate very much if anyone could share some best-practice for enabling and maintaining team development. While Agentry Share seems to work quite well, how do others maintain the Java part? Or how should the rest of the files and structure that belongs to the project and that has to be present in the SMP be maintained or stored? In order to integrate additional developers, which use a local SMP installation for testing, it's not sufficient to just check out the Agentry part from an Agentry Share because they'll need all the other files (like JavaBE.ini, JARs, sub-directories etc.).

    It would be great to get some hints or experiences :-).

    Regards,

    Christian

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