aegis -New_ReLeaSe(1)       General Commands Manual      aegis -New_ReLeaSe(1)

        aegis new release - create a new project from an old‐style project.

        aegis -New_ReLeaSe project‐name [ new‐project‐name ][ option...  ]
        aegis -New_ReLeaSe -List [ option...  ]
        aegis -New_ReLeaSe -Help

        The aegis -New_ReLeaSe command is used to create a new project from an
        existing project.  It creates a new post‐3.0 project from an old
        pre‐3.0 project.

        Please Note: If your old‐style project does not have a version number
        in the project name, you must supply a new project name, otherwise you
        will get an error.  (If you want to re‐use the old project name, you
        need to rename the old project, and then use aenrls to create a new
        new‐style project with the old name.  See the HOWTO for how to change
        a project's name.)

        This command was essential before the introduction of branches into
        the Aegis model.  It is more useful to create a new release of a
        project by ending development on the branch of the previous release
        and starting development of a new branch numbered for the desired

        Once you have a new‐style project, use the aenbr(1) command to create
        new branches on this project.  This provides more efficient release
        management, and allows historical versions to be reproduced more

        If no new‐project‐name is specified, it will be derived from the
        project given as follows: any minor version dot suffix will be removed
        from the name, then any major version dot suffix will be removed from
        the name.  A major version dot suffix will be appended, and then a
        minor version dot suffix will be appended.  As an example, "foo.1.0"
        would become "foo.1.1" assuming the default minor version increment,
        and "foo" would become "foo.1.1" assuming the same minor version

        The entire project baseline will be copied.  The project state will be
        as if change 1 had already been integrated, naming every file (in the
        old project) as a new file.  The history files will reflect this.  No
        build will be necessary; it is assumed that the old baseline was built
        successfully.  Change numbers will commence at 2, as will build
        numbers.  Test numbers will commence where the old project left off
        (because all the earlier test numbers were used by the old project).

        The default is for the minor version number to be incremented.  If the
        major version number is incremented or set, the minor version number
        will be set to zero if it is not explicitly given.

        The pointer to the new project will be added to the first element of
        the search path, or /usr/local/com if none is set.  If this is
        inappropriate, use the -LIBrary option to explicitly set the desired
        location.  See the -LIBrary option for more information.

        The project directory, under which the project baseline and history
        and state and change data are kept, will be created at this time.  If
        the -DIRectory option is not given, the project directory will be
        created in the directory specified by the default_project_directory
        field of the project user's aeuconf(5), or if not set in project
        user's home directory; in either case with the same name as the

        All staff will be copied from the old project to the new project
        without change, as will all of the project attributes.

        The baseline lock is used to ensure that the baseline remains in a
        consistent state for the duration of commands which need to read the
        contents of files in the baseline.

        The commands which require the baseline to be consistent (these
        include the aeb(1), aecp(1) and aed(1) commands) take a baseline read
        lock.  This is a non‐exclusive lock, so the concurrent development of
        changes is not hindered.

        The command which modifies the baseline, aeipass(1), takes a baseline
        write lock.  This is an exclusive lock, forcing aeipass(1) to block
        until there are no active baseline read locks.

        It is possible that one of the above development commands will block
        until an in‐progress aegis -Integrate_PASS completes.  This is usually
        of short duration while the project history is updated.  The delay is
        essential so that these commands receive a consistent view of the
        baseline.  No other integration command will cause the above
        development commands to block.

        When aegis' branch functionality is in use, a read (non‐exclusive)
        lock is taken on the branch baseline and also each of the "parent"
        baselines.  However, a baseline write (exclusive) lock is only taken
        on the branch baseline; the "parent" baselines are only read (non‐
        exclusive) locked.

   Project Directory Location
        Please Note: Aegis also consults the underlying file system, to
        determine its notion of maximum file size.  Where the file system's
        maximum file size is less than maximum_filename_length, the filesystem
        wins.  This can happen, for example, when you are using the Linux
        UMSDOS file system, or when you have an NFS mounted an ancient V7
        filesystem.  Setting maximum_filename_length to 255 in these cases
        does not alter the fact that the underlying file systems limits are
        far smaller (12 and 14, respectively).

        If your development directories (or your whole project) is on
        filesystems with filename limitations, or a portion of the
        heterogeneous builds take place in such an environment, it helps to
        tell Aegis what they are (using the project config file's fields) so
        that you don't run into the situation where the project builds on the
        more permissive environments, but fails with mysterious errors in the
        more limited environments.

        If your development directories are routinely on a Linux UMSDOS
        filesystem, you would probably be better off setting
        dos_filename_required = true, and also changing the
        development_directory_template field.  Heterogeneous development with
        various Windows environments may also require this.

        The following options are understood:

        -DIRectory path
                This option may be used to specify which directory is to be
                used.  It is an error if the current user does not have
                appropriate permissions to create the directory path given.
                This must be an absolute path.

                Caution: If you are using an automounter do not use `pwd` to
                make an absolute path, it usually gives the wrong answer.

                This option may be used to obtain more information about how
                to use the aegis program.

        -LIBrary abspath
                This option may be used to specify a directory to be searched
                for global state files and user state files.  (See aegstate(5)
                and aeustate(5) for more information.)  Several library
                options may be present on the command line, and are search in
                the order given.  Appended to this explicit search path are
                the directories specified by the AEGIS_PATH environment
                variable (colon separated), and finally, /usr/local/lib/aegis
                is always searched.  All paths specified, either on the
                command line or in the AEGIS_PATH environment variable, must
                be absolute.

                This option may be used to obtain a list of suitable subjects
                for this command.  The list may be more general than expected.

                This option may be used to disable the automatic logging of
                output and errors to a file.  This is often useful when
                several aegis commands are combined in a shell script.

                This option may be used to cause listings to produce the bare
                minimum of information.  It is usually useful for shell

                This option may be used to cause aegis to produce more output.
                By default aegis only produces output on errors.  When used
                with the -List option this option causes column headings to be

        -VERSion number
                This option may be used to specify the version number for the
                project.  Version number are implemented as branches.  Use the
                empty string as the argument if you want no version branches

        -Wait   This option may be used to require Aegis commands to wait for
                access locks, if they cannot be obtained immediately.
                Defaults to the user's lock_wait_preference if not specified,
                see aeuconf(5) for more information.

                This option may be used to require Aegis commands to emit a
                fatal error if access locks cannot be obtained immediately.
                Defaults to the user's lock_wait_preference if not specified,
                see aeuconf(5) for more information.

        See also aegis(1) for options common to all aegis commands.

        All options may be abbreviated; the abbreviation is documented as the
        upper case letters, all lower case letters and underscores (_) are
        optional.  You must use consecutive sequences of optional letters.

        All options are case insensitive, you may type them in upper case or
        lower case or a combination of both, case is not important.

        For example: the arguments “-project”, “-PROJ” and “-p” are all
        interpreted to mean the -Project option.  The argument “-prj” will not
        be understood, because consecutive optional characters were not

        Options and other command line arguments may be mixed arbitrarily on
        the command line, after the function selectors.

        The GNU long option names are understood.  Since all option names for
        aegis are long, this means ignoring the extra leading '-'.  The
        “--option=value” convention is also understood.

        The recommended alias for this command is
        csh%    alias aenrls 'aegis -nrls \!* -v'
        sh$     aenrls(){aegis -nrls "$@" -v}

        It is an error if the old project named does not exist.

        It is an error if the old project named has not yet had any changes

        It is an error if the old project named has any changes not in the
        completed state.

        It is an error if the current user is not an administrator of the old

        The aegis command will exit with a status of 1 on any error.  The
        aegis command will only exit with a status of 0 if there are no

        See aegis(1) for a list of environment variables which may affect this
        command.  See aepconf(5) for the project configuration file's
        project_specific field for how to set environment variables for all
        commands executed by Aegis.

                create a new project

                remove project

                user configuration file format

        aegis version 4.25.D510
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        2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,
        2011, 2012 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.

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        Aegis User Guide
                The chapter on Branching has useful information about releases
                and branching.

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