Mining Workspace Updates in CVS

TitleMining Workspace Updates in CVS
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsZimmermann, T
Secondary TitleFourth International Workshop on Mining Software Repositories (MSR'07:ICSE Workshops 2007)
Pagination11 - 11
Place PublishedMinneapolis, MN, USA
ISBN Number0-7695-2950-X
Keywordschange management, cvs, developers, gcc, jboss, jedit, python, workspaces

The version control archive CVS records not only all changes in a project but also activity data such as when developers create or update their workspaces. Furthermore, CVS records when it has to integrate changes because of parallel development. In this paper, we analyze the CVS activity data of four large open-source projects GCC, JBOSS, JEDIT, and PYTHON to investigate parallel development: What is the degree of parallel development? How frequently do conflicts occur during updates and how are they resolved? How do we identify changes that contain integrations?

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