Definitions for "Version control"
The process of controlling, maintaining, and documenting maintenance and updates to computer software programs.
Version control (typically implemented via a selected software package and IT management procedures) is a critical component of team software and Web site development, preventing users from accidental file loss, allowing access to previous versions, branching, merging and the managing of releases, and audit trail capabilities. (Also see SourceSafe).
Referred to as the VCRM installed on a Windows system for Windows and Linux Proliant systems, and Software Distributor on HP-UX operating systems. Provides an overview of the software status for all managed ProLiant or Integrity systems and can update system software and firmware on those systems programmatically using predetermined criteria. Version control identifies systems that are running out-of-date system software, indicates if an upgrade is available, and provides reasons for upgrading. For HP-UX systems, Software Distributor can be launched from an HP SIM CMS against one or more installed HP-UX systems.
The means by which items are identified, the dependency information associated with them, the means by which it is stored and how access to it is controlled. The establishment of baselines containing that item and its constituent parts.
The establishment and maintenance of baselines and the identification of changes to baselines that make it possible to return to the previous baseline.
Procedures to identify the authorship and the sequence of different versions of a document.
A means of identifying subsequent releases of an application.
A control or identification system for documents, outputs and sub-outputs, enabling stakeholders to readily identify each different release.
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(WebDB Tutorial Guide; search in this book)
the configuration management task of managing multiple versions of work products, that may or may not also be configuration items.