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Synchronization feature for source code repository in Integrate Development Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028839D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jun-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jun-04

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

An Integrate Development Environment (IDE) has many features to handling the concurrent software development. Usally a IDE works on a source code tree, different developers can manipolate the source code (typically ascii file with c,c++/java code) in concurrent mode. A developer usally checks-out a file, she/he edits it, then she/he checks-in the file. During the development on a file, the file is locked and updated, the other developers don't known when the file is available again, usally they refresh frequently the source tree waiting for the file's avalability. My idea consists in a new feature for IDEs to handle the automantic source tree synchronization. In short, the IDE will have an automantic configurable feature "to listener" the changes in source code by other developers and "to signal" the change to IDE's current user.