Andreas Lampen

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Configuration management in toolkit oriented software development environments (SDE), such as the UNIX system, is a long standing nuisance. Mostly, one has to face the choice between poorly or not at all integrated, independent tools, or highly integrated, most specialized, and often language dependent environments. The first choice offers very limited(More)
This paper describes the design of a configuration management toolkit, which integrates a dedicated version control system and shape, a significantly enhanced Make [7] program. Enhancements include full access to the version control system and support of configuration rules which control the selection process for component versions during identification,(More)
The UNIX filesystem supports a fixed set of attributes for filesystem objects, stored in inodes and directory entries. The (path-)name attribute is the sole means to identify and access a filesystem object. This turns out to be a rather severe limitation for certain complex applications such as large scale software development, where software objects(More)
For almost ten years, Make has been a most important tool for development and maintenance of software systems. Its general usefulness and the simple formalism of the Makefile made Make one of the most popular UNIX† tools. However, with the increased upcoming of software production environments, there is a growing awareness for the matter of software(More)
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