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Automated Load Components Capture

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039571D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Forbes, AR [+details]

Abstract

This process solves a software configuration management problem of ensuring the integrity of the source members, object files, listing files, loader directives and load modules of large software systems in an accurate and timely manner. The load modules, which are lab tested, are automatically captured and do not have to be saved by manual methods. Automated Load Components Capture (ALCC) is a software configuration management technique which ensures the successful capture of all the components required to recreate a software system. A common problem for large software development projects is the failure to capture all of the source code, object files, listing files, loader directives and load modules which define the system.