ScmEngine: A distributed software configuration management environment on X.500

  • James X. Ci
  • Mustafa Poonawala
  • Wei -Tek Tsai
  • Akira K. Onoma
  • Hiroshi Suganuma
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1235)


This paper presents a new approach using X.500 model for distributed software configuration management. It discusses an integrated software configuration management environment, ScmEngine, being built at the University of Minnesota. Large software usually has many versions, undergoes frequent changes, and could be developed concurrently by groups of programmers at different sites. In ScmEngine all information needed for software configuration management is stored using an uniform representation in a distributed repository built with X.500 model, and the various documentation and views of the software artifacts can be generated automatically using configuration tools. The innovative capabilities of ScmEngine with these tools are 1) Distributed configuration management and version control. 2) Uniform software artifacts representation over a distributed context 3) Inter-relation and traceability maintenance among software artifacts 4) Tools repository and integration using tool composition scenarios.


Software Development Version Control Software Information Software Development Process Access Mechanism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James X. Ci
    • 1
  • Mustafa Poonawala
    • 1
  • Wei -Tek Tsai
    • 1
  • Akira K. Onoma
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Suganuma
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Hitachi Software EngineeringYokohamaJapan

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