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Issue: September 27, 2005

Visible Spotlight
- Razor User's Forum scheduled for October 27-28

Configuration Management
- Razor: Special Promotion - Special Promotion - Goodies for Buying Razor
- Tech Tip


Visible Spotlight - Feature Story


Our next Razor Users Forum is planned for October 27th and 28th at the Marriott Courtyard in Cocoa Beach, Florida ( If you plan on attending, please send an email ASAP to

A block of rooms have been reserved for those attending the forum but you must complete your reservations by October 10th in order to qualify for this special rate.

To reserve your room, please contact the Courtyard at (321)784-4800. Be sure to mention "Visible Systems" for rate of $99/night.

A start time of 1:00 PM is planned for Thursday, October 27th and the forum will adjourn at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 28th.

Tentatively, the majority of the time will be spent on the new release of Razor. This will include the new file compare, difference, and merge capability as well as the new release of Version Weaver. We also invite users to give their own presentations on what they have done in customizing Razor to their environment.

IMPORTANT: Anyone who is interested in making a presentation should email Jennifer at Your presentation may be as brief or detailed as you like. Tell us
a little bit about your experiences with Razor and how you are using it at your facility. Presenters will receive a cool Razor media bag/briefcase and other goodies.


Thursday Afternoon, October 27th

13:00 Arrival and Welcome
13:15 Review of Razor upcoming Release 5.1
- New File Differences, Compare and Merge Operations
- POSIX Upgrade
- Issue Weaver Upgrades
15:00 Q/A Session on Razor Release 5.
15:15 Break - Refreshments
15:30 User Presentations
17:00 Adjourn

Friday Morning, October 28th

08:30 Arrival and Continental Breakfast
09:00 Future Direction for Razor
10:00 Demonstration of Version Weaver
11:00 User Presentations
12:00 Razor Technical Tips, Techniques and Practices over Lunch 14:00

Configuration Management

Razor: Special Promotion

We are running the following Razor Sales Promotions until October 31st.

  • Buy 3 or more Razor seats - Get 3 FREE Manuals
  • Buy 5 or more Razor seats - Get a 1 FREE seat
  • Buy 10 Razor seats - Get 3 Razor seats for FREE, or 2 free days of consulting
  • Buy 20 Razor seats - Get 5 Razor seats for FREE, or 3 free days of consulting
  • Buy 50 Razor seats - Get an on-site class at 1/2 price (Does not include T&L)
*** This offer is not valid on previous purchases. On-site consulting is valid for US locations only. ***

Razor Tech Tip

The Razor command line may be used to automatically update an issue. The
syntax is:

$ razor -c modify_issue [ -g <group name> ] -f <issue num> -a <attr>:<value>

For example:

$ razor -c modify_issue -g ++ISSUES++.SW -f S...-472 -a QA_Approved:Yes

You can also promote an issue to the next state by typing:

$ razor -c promote_issue [ -g <group name> ] -f <issue num> -s <state>

Be sure to view the help feature of the command line for other useful
commands. Type "razor help" to view a listing of all available commands.



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