RE: Source Code Control / Configuration Management Query

Joe Barrera (
Tue, 11 Aug 1998 15:59:06 -0700


Nope, I'm pretty clueless in this area. I mean, I've used RCS and BCS (BCS =
RCS with branching, done at Carnegie Mellon), and then at Microsoft I've
used SLM (pronounced Slime) and more recently Visual SourceSafe. I know
there are really fancy systems out there based on repositories and/or object
oriented databases, but I don't know anything about them.

I have a friend (Steve) who (if I remember correctly) did his thesis on
source control systems - but that was several years ago and I don't know if
he's been tracking the literature or the market.


- Joe

P.S. Sexy? Remember, you're talking to someone who has fun writing device
drivers and file systems :-)

Joseph S. Barrera III
Work: (415) 778-8227, Home: (650) 588-4801

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Bone []
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 1998 2:36 PM
Subject: Source Code Control / Configuration
Management Query

Random query, here... and up front, yes, I realize that
this is about
as far from sexy as one can get. ;-) Anyone have any
pointers to
detailed comparisons, formal or informal case histories,
etc. for
various SC / CM systems, both free and commercial?

Thanks in advance,