I have been told the following and wondered if it was correct.
When TC does a build first a cleartool update is done on the snapshot view. Then the contents of the view are copied to cache that is made up of the contents of the view plus some extra TC data. And from this the source code is copied to the working directory on each build machine which is where the build agent compiles the code.
Is this correct? There seems a lot of copying going on. Why can't the build agent work on the snapshot view (in the case of a single build agent). Or where there are multiple build machines, the working directory be copied from the view?