Please email us your comments and feedback!
There is an SCM patterns mailing list
devoted to discussion of these and other patterns of recurring SCM best
practices. Here, people from different SCM backgrounds and tool
environments can share their experience with their success and failure
of various SCM strategies and tactics employed.
We want your and feedback, and encourage you to use the
SCM patterns mailing list to contribute
your comments. The types of comments we are especially
interested in are:
"Me too" stories!
If you have seen or used any of these patterns or their variations
we want to hear about it. Tell us your experience. What seemed to
be beneficial about using the pattern? What difficulties did it raise?
What insight can you share that will give us a better idea about the
context in which the pattern seems to work (and when it doesnt)?
Real world examples!
Rather than provide toy-examples for how the patterns are implemented
using various SCM tools, we'd like to hear real-life examples from
real practitioners working on real projects that describe the tool-specific
details of how the pattern was implemented in your particular environment.
We hope to gather a variety of implementation examples using a variety of
different SCM tools. If you have such an example and are able to share
it with us, we urge you to tell us about it!
We are especially interested in examples are characteristic
of actual use with the following tools:
Other common solutions!
Do you solve the same problem in a different fashion? Is their something
about your tool, team, or environment that makes an alternative solution
more appropriate for you? If so, let us know!
Improving clarity and usefulness
If you have an idea for how we can state something more clearly
or concisely, or use a better name for a pattern or trap/pitfall,
please let your voice be heard. Anything that will help prospective
readers to better understand and apply (and when not to apply) these
patterns is very important to us!
If you think some of the things we say are technically incorrect or
inaccurate, or that we missed something important, by all means please
let us know.
scm-patterns mailing list
is a list created for discussing patterns of software configuration
management best practices.
Subcribing to scm-patterns
To subscribe to the scm-patterns mailing list, send an email message
containing the single word
subscribe in the "Subject:" field.
Unsubscribing from scm-patterns
To unsubscribe, send a request to
containing the single word unsubscribe in the "Subject:"
If your browser supports forms, there is a
webpage for conveniently unsubscribing from one or more
patterns mailing lists.
Sending email to scm-patterns
After you have subscribed to scm-patterns,
you may send email to the list at
Please feel free to drop us a quick note introducing yourself and your
background, and any interest you have in SCM patterns.
[back to the ACME homepage]