Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Distributed Development of Open Source Projects

Date and Time

Wednesday, July 21, 1999 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building 4-370


Patrick McManus - mcmanus appliedtheory com


Tools for open-source programming teams


Patrick discusses methodologies for distributed development, with a focus on tools like cvs, lxr, and bonsai. He details a typical development model used by many open-source projects, and compares these tools with alternatives such as rcs, sccs, and ClearCase. LXR, the "Linux Cross Reference" browser, is a general hypertext cross-referencing tool, originally developed to make it easy to browse the Linux kernel source. CVS, the "Concurrent Versions System", maintains an archive of software revisions and enables developers cattered by geography or slow modems to function as a single team. Bonsai is a tool for controlling trees within CVS.


  1. LXR (Linux Cross Reference) Home
  2. Mozilla development tools
  3. Bonsai Home
  4. CVS Home

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