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Does Configuration Management research have a future?

  • André van der Hoek
  • Dennis Heimbigner
  • Alexander L. Wolf
Future Session
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1005)

Abstract

In this position paper we raise the question of whether Configuration Management (CM) research has a future. The new standard in CM systems—typified by commercial products such as Adele, ADC, ClearCase, Continuus/CM, and CCC/Harvest—largely satisfies the CM functionality requirements posed by Dart. This implies that research in the area of CM is either unnecessary or that we must find new challenges in CM on which to focus. We believe that these challenges indeed exist. Here we present some areas that we feel are good opportunities for new or continued CM research, and therefore conclude that CM research does have a future.

Keywords

Directed Acyclic Graph Functionality Requirement Product Architecture Software Engineer Institute Software Configuration Management 
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References

  1. 1.
    S. Dart. Spectrum of Functionality in Configuration Management Systems. Technical Report SEI-90-TR-11, Software Engineering InstitutePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 1990.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    S. Dart. Concepts in Configuration Management Systems. In Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Software Configuration Management, pages 1–18. ACM SIGSOFT, 1991.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • André van der Hoek
    • 1
  • Dennis Heimbigner
    • 1
  • Alexander L. Wolf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, CB 430University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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