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Software configuration management system

Aegis is a transaction-based software management system. It provides a framework within which developers work on changes independently, and coordinates integrating those changes back into the master source code. The program supports geographically distributed development. Aegis supports distributed and multiple repositories, change sets, multiple lines of development, multiple simultaneous active branches, and branching to any depth. It enforces a development process which requires that change sets "work" (they must build successfuly and optionally include and pass tests) before being integrated into the project baseline. It also ensures that code reviews have been performed. The program also supports long transactions, which allows appropriately created changes to be treated as if they were projects and therefore to have changes made to them. This allows a hierarchy of changes within changes, to any depth. Each project is a separate repository, with separately configurable policies.


User Reference Manual available from; User's Guide available from; Examples included


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey31 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

Peter Miller Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive
Debian (Ref)
Bug Tracking,Help,

Software prerequisites

Required to usezlib
Weak prerequisiterx
Required to useapache
Weak prerequisitegettext
Required to buildgroff
Required to buildzlib
Required to buildgettext
Required to useautoconf
Weak prerequisitercs

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 February 2018.


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