Source code control terms

Several terms specific to source code control are used throughout this documentation. You may want to familiarize yourself with them before continuing.

Dexterity Source Code Control Server   Software that allows Dexterity clients to communicate with the source code control provider. This software runs on the same computer as the source code control provider.

Provider   The software that performs the source code management tasks. Microsoft’s Visual SourceSafe is a source code control provider for which Dexterity has integrated support.

Repository   The location where the source code is stored and maintained by the source code control system.

Revison management   The process of tracking the versions of an application and the resources it is composed of.

Source files   The physical files containing source code or other resources that are managed by the source code control system. Source files are stored in the repository.

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