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Matthew Fuller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262062749

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.001.0001

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Concurrent Versions System

Concurrent Versions System

Concurrent Versions System
Software Studies

Simon Yuill

The MIT Press

This chapter describes the Concurrent Versions System (CVS), a tool for a collaborative software development control system. It outlines the features of the CVS tool and also gives a brief description of the repository system and its relationship with the CVS. The chapter explains the lead role of CVS in the development of FLOSS (Free/Libre Open-Source Software). The later parts of the chapter examine the code creation and production and provide a discussion on the ways the CVS tools handle the crucial problems in software development.

Keywords:   Concurrent Versions System, FLOSS, collaborative software development

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