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Is the configuration manager going to disappear?

The simple answer is: Yes, configuration managers are going to disappear! The more comprehensive answer to this question is that configuration management is not going to disappear, but the configuration manager will be. We can compare it to the change … Continue reading

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How to plan software as a configuration item

Yesterday I got a question from a colleague about configuration items. In our projects we use a deliverable list to identify which items are being delivered by the project and which are being received from outside the project. To help … Continue reading

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SCM tools are not configuration management tools

The main reason why most so-called SCM tools are not really SCM tools is because they don’t support managing software configurations. Making software is more than writing source code and converting them into executable code and data models for databases. … Continue reading

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Rational ClearCase is not an SCM tool

If Telelogic Synergy is not an SCM tool and Subversion is not an SCM tool, it is easy to conclude that IBM Rational ClearCase is not an SCM tool either. Not even ClearCase/UCM is an SCM tool.

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Telelogic Synergy is not an SCM tool

In Januari I talked about Subversion being not an SCM tool. Now let’s have a look at Telelogic Synergy, which has been acquired by IBM recently. Until recently, I did not have much practical experience with Synergy and most of … Continue reading

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How is hardware CM different from software CM

The last few weeks I have been more involved in hardware CM, or more specifically hardware CM for IC (chip) development. The design process for a chip if very similar to the design process of software.To design an analogue chip, … Continue reading

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