AVS is a source configuration management software that embedds a bug tracking feature. It is based on a common file "check-out / check-in" procedure, which eases early conflict detection. A file can have parallel versions. A proprietary 3-way merge tool is bundled to help merging. AVS uses a development task concept, which allows grouping checked-out files for the same purpose. Users can then work on several tasks at once without confusing files. Each development task is natively linked to a change request, which can be linked to several tasks. The build manager then relies on a change request selection within a set, while still being able to unselect some tasks if needed. A user management feature, with groups and access rights, is provided to restrict access to users upon their profile.
|Tags||Source Control SCM management|
|Operating Systems||OS Independent|
|Implementation||Java 6 HTML servlet hibernate postgresql|
Release Notes: Since opening the source unfortunately never really brought the expected community, AVS is now back to its original shareware model. This version provides all the previous existing features for free, and contains a set of new ones limited by a commercial license. This includes change request statistics upon selected criteria, email notification when parallel development is started, configuration updating using a parallel target release, and a configuration filter to avoid retrieving useless folders and files. The user guide can now be downloaded for free in the AVS Web site support section.
Release Notes: This release fixes problems with an inability to create a new state from the shell extension, an inability to open the cr dialog from shellext when not admin, all casts from Window to Frame or Dialog being removed, an inability to find the common ancestor during merging, some historic overlapping issues, and an inability to change user passwords. Users can now see the list of modified files in regard to a baseline and a given configuration. This release is made under the Apache license.