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RSEG 126

Release Control and Configuration Management

This course provides an introduction to theory, tools and techniques needed by software release engineers. It is intended to give students the skills to evaluate and establish tools to support structured development methodologies.

After taking this course, the student will be able to:

Explain the importance of configuration management and release engineering on software projects.
Explain the four elements of configuration control: configuration identification, configuration control, configuration status accounting, and configuration audit.
Make informed decisions about selection of tools for source-code management and issue tracking.
Describe the technical underpinnings of build tools such as make and ant.
Use a modern build tool as part of a configuration management system.
Establish a source-code control and defect-tracking system.

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