Version models for software configuration management

Reidar Conradi, Bernhard Westfechtel
1998 ACM Computing Surveys  
After more than 20 years of research and practice in software configuration management (SCM), constructing consistent configurations of versioned software products still remains a challenge. This article focuses on the version models underlying both commercial systems and research prototypes. It provides an overview and classification of different versioning paradigms and defines and relates fundamental concepts such as revisions, variants, configurations, and changes. In particular, we focus
more » ... intensional versioning, that is, construction of versions based on configuration rules. Finally, we provide an overview of systems that have had significant impact on the development of the SCM discipline and classify them according to a detailed taxonomy.
doi:10.1145/280277.280280 fatcat:rglqi6ckjnhmzeefdv5hdsam2u