Monthly Archives: February 2009

Release-Time Product Configuration Management Pattern

This post is a continuation of a series related to product configuration management (PCM) patterns. This post discusses the implementation, features and drawbacks of the release-time PCM pattern. The primary distinguishing factor between the release-time and the code-time or build-time … Continue reading

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Build-Time Product Configuration Management Pattern

This post is a continuation of a series related to product configuration management (PCM) patterns. This post discusses the implementation, features and drawbacks of the build-time PCM pattern. As with the code-time PCM pattern, security is the dominant benefit of the … Continue reading

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Code-Time Product Configuration Management Pattern

The simplest method of implementing a product configuration management (PCM) mechanism is also one the most secure. The code-time PCM pattern involves a software engineer duplicating and modifying the source code tree for each product configuration to be supported. With … Continue reading

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