USENIX 2005 Annual Technical Conference, FREENIX Track Abstract
Pp. 1122 of the Proceedings
Scmbug: Policy-based Integration of Software Configuration
Management with Bug-tracking
Kristis Makris, Arizona State University; Kyung Dong Ryu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Software configuration management(SCM) and bug-tracking are key
components of a successful software engineering project. Existing
systems integrating the two have failed to meet the needs of the ASU
scalable computing lab, powered by open-source software. An improved
solution to the integration problem, designed to accomodate both free
and commercial systems alike, is presented.
Scmbug offers a policy-based mechanism of capturing and handling
integration of SCM events, such as committing software changesets and
labeling software releases, with a bug-tracking system. Synchronous
verification checks and the flexibilty to match multiple development
models separate this approach from related work. We address design
limitations of existing integration efforts, suggest improvements in
SCM and bug-tracking systems required to achieve a scalable solution,
and document our early integration experiences.
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