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Define SCM

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14th May 2009 | 11:15

Here's an abbreviation to avoid, because its various meanings overlap so heavily.

  • Source Code Manager: synonym for version control system, e.g. as used by the Linux crowd in the early days of git.
  • Software Configuration Manager: usually incorporates version control, build system, archival of build products, and CASE methodology baggage, e.g. ClearCASE and Vesta.
  • System Configuration Manager: for system administrators rather than developers, e.g. cfengine and Puppet.

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Gerald the cuddly duck

from: gerald_duck
date: 14th May 2009 11:56 (UTC)

And I thought of "SCM" as meaning "supply-chain management" long before version-control systems became source code managers, etc.

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