Lotus and Source Control

Joel Spolsky wrote about how Microsoft uses source control and how a product from Accurev does this complex branching and merging. I can say Lotus, specifically Notes and Domino, has been doing this for years with IBM’s Rational ClearCase. The screen shot Joel shows for Accurev is almost identical to what has been in ClearCase for a long time. The best thing I like about ClearCase is the fact you can have as many levels as you want. Each team or sub-team can independently coordinate when they area gets merged into the overall product mainline. For a large company I can not see how you could do large systems without this ability.

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