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Version Control in Online Software Repositories

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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.

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Watkins, E Rowland and Nicole, Denis A, Arabnia, Hamid R and Reza, Hassan(eds.) (2005) Version Control in Online Software Repositories Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice, II, pp. 550-556.

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Published date: June 2005
Keywords: Cryptography, Online Collaboration, Semantic Web, Version Control, WikiWikiWeb
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science, Electronic & Software Systems, IT Innovation


Local EPrints ID: 261606
PURE UUID: 86dee7c1-c6c2-44ff-bad8-d1a0821b8ed0

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Date deposited: 28 Nov 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:00

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Author: E Rowland Watkins
Author: Denis A Nicole
Editor: Hamid R Arabnia
Editor: Hassan Reza

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