Baseline Software Configuration Management: An Automated Approach,
NAVAL TRAINING EQUIPMENT CENTER ORLANDO FL
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This paper addresses the phase of software support, configuration management, which is often neglected or given too little priority until the day of reckoning arrives the software configuration loss or error. A tightly controlled software configuration of a software intensive device is perhaps as important as the configured software itself. Software configuration control is addressed in this paper as a crucial element of the life-cycle support effort. A configuration control methodology which maintains visibility and complete software modification audit capabilities is discussed. An automation of this methodology is presented which affords complete and accurate control for modification processing of a baselined software configuration. additionally, the capabilities for multiple device software configuration tracking with a centralized procedure and support environment is explained.