CyTerm configuration management strategy

Author: Chris Turner, www.cycom.co.uk

Strategy

Source code configuration control will be limited to crude directory copies initially. It will use version control systems later when the Linux and web servers are integrated. The interface to the version control system will be web based. The risk is managed by only having one developer to minimise conflicts. It is anticipated that java application will be developed and used as a client to the web based configuration management system. The server side will be a java servlet wrapper to unix RCS or SCCS or CVS although a pure java system may be developed to suit tagged file formats. It would be advantagous to perform file diffs based on SGML container contents rather than lines. Also java source may use statement or block or method differencing and apply a pretty print to standardise on input.