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Software Configuration Management: State of the Art, State of the Practice

By Karol Frühauf, Karol Fr Uhauf, Andreas Zeller and Infogem Ag


. Which are the open problems in Software Configuration Management (SCM)? The purpose of this paper is to ignite a discussion on current and future SCM directions. Based on the findings of a Dagstuhl Seminar on the current state of Software Engineering, we assess the state of SCM with the goal to identify effective SCM tasks and solutions, to establish a core body of SCM knowledge, and to denote remaining real-world SCM problems. 1 Introduction: An Assessment of SCM Which are the open problems in SCM? Software Configuration Management (SCM) is one of the few success stories in Software Engineering. All software organizations admit the importance of SCM as a prerequisite for a coordinated software development. Consequently, SCM is widely used---and with success. Already, the SCM tools market is expected to be worth over a billion dollars [4]. The 1999 Dagstuhl Seminar on "Software Engineering Research and Education: Seeking a new Agenda" [7] has joined experts in several Softwar..

Year: 2007
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