SPONSORS:






User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    what is the use of VSS (Visual Source Safe) ?

    Can any one explain me the difference between Version control and Configuration Management?

    Per my knowledge, Version control is related to keeping track of the changes done to the software and providing the ability to view the history of changes and also being able to open the code of any version. So that, we can ignore a particular modification done to the software( if it proved to be not reliable)!! ( Is this correct????)

    I have no idea about Configuration Management!!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    FL, USA
    Posts
    3,646
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    Re: what is the use of VSS (Visual Source Safe) ?

    I have moved this post into its own thread as it hijacked a different thread.
    Lynne

    I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work" --Thomas Edison

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    NYC, US
    Posts
    75
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    Re: what is the use of VSS (Visual Source Safe) ?

    Configuration Management is wide topic.
    It is a process that, among other things, manages change control and creates baselines. Basically it is implemented for the purpose of surveillance.
    As i understand it, QA people help set the standards, for different things, and Configuration Management people make sure those standards are followed.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    68
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    Re: what is the use of VSS (Visual Source Safe) ?

    Configuration Management is a discipline applying technical and administrative direction and surveillance to

    Identify and document the functional and physical characteristics of a configuration item

    Control changes to those characteristics,report change processing and implementation status, and

    Verify compliance with specified requirements


    VSS - is a Configuration Management tool.


    HTH

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    5,338
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    Re: what is the use of VSS (Visual Source Safe) ?

    HTH - per my previous comment in the original thread, VSS is NOT a configuration management tool. It is a version control tool. Very different animals. VSS lacks many of the components and features required to make it a true configuration management tool.

    Version control is a sub-topic within configuration management. It is very similar to "testing" being one aspect of QA.

    More than just version control, configuration management includes all the administrative controls and processes that are in place to identify, evaluate, control and track change. And it it is not limited to just code. Configuration management, in addition to source code control, also covers things like requirements, documents, test scripts, etc. That includes even the SDLC processes themselves.

    Stripped down to it's essentials, configuration management is about what you are going to do when a change is suggested. Who evaluates the change? Who approves the change? Who tracks the change? How is the change implemented?

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    hyderabad
    Posts
    80
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    Re: what is the use of VSS (Visual Source Safe) ?

    VSS is a version control tool and it is not a configuartion management tool, it just keeps track of code changes and version changes.


    and also keeps a document integrity, only one user can modify a document at a time

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    OneWorld
    Posts
    116
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    Re: what is the use of VSS (Visual Source Safe) ?

    perforce and clear case can be refered as config mgmt tools.
    VSS and CVS have basic version control capabilities.
    Thanks
    Sumit Jaitly
    QA Manager

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Johanesburg
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    Re: what is the use of VSS (Visual Source Safe) ?

    is clearcase just a config Management tool? isnt it a version control tool aswell??

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    France
    Posts
    51
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    Re: what is the use of VSS (Visual Source Safe) ?

    As PVCS/dimension, clearcase can be a configuration management.

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Chennai
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Total Downloaded
    0

    Re: what is the use of VSS (Visual Source Safe) ?

    Configuration Management is the managing of files - in terms of all changes done, by whom,when and what was changed. and for any number of files. Files can be checked in / out anytime.

    Version Control is managing the version numbers of a file - the numbering mechanism depends on the project teams.. Verison control is a part of Configuration Management.

    VSS is a tool that helps maintain files well under control by providing appropriate access controls to users

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.36 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 7.14%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.4 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.2.8 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBNominate (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Username Changing provided by Username Change (Free) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
BetaSoft Inc.
Digital Point modules: Sphinx-based search
All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:48 PM.

Copyright BetaSoft Inc.