An Overview of Repository Technology

Philip A. Bernstein, Umeshwar Dayal
1994 Very Large Data Bases Conference  
A repository is a shared database of information about engineered artifacts. We define a repository manager to be a database application that suPports checkout/checkin, version and configuration management, notification, context management, and workflow control. Since the main value of a repository is in the tools that use it, we discuss technical issues of integrating tools with repositories. We also discuss how to implement a repository manager by layering it on a DBMS, focusing especially on
more » ... issues of programming interface, performance, distribu-,;
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