Version Control in Online Software Repositories


Watkins, E Rowland and Nicole, Denis A (2005) Version Control in Online Software Repositories. ACM TechNews, 7, (872)

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Software version control repositories provide a uniform and stable interface to manage documents and their version histories. Unfortunately, Open Source systems, for example, CVS, Subversion, and GNU Arch are not well suited to highly collaborative environments and fail to track semantic changes in repositories. We introduce document provenance as our Description Logic framework to track the semantic changes in software repositories and draw interesting results about their historic behaviour using a rule-based inference engine. To support the use of this framework, we have developed our own online collaborative tool, leveraging the fluency of the modern WikiWikiWeb.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cryptography, Online Collaboration, Semantic Web, Version Control, WikiWikiWeb
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Electronic & Software Systems
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > IT Innovation Centre
ePrint ID: 261615
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:04
Publisher: ACM
Further Information:Google Scholar
ISI Citation Count:0
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261615

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