Multi Repository Management tools


  • Ulvi Shakikhanli University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • Vilmos Bilicki University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary



Multi Repository Management, Version Control System, Github Mining, Development Productivity


Multi Repository is one of the most preferred structures in the development process. There are several tools for managing Multi Repo projects and each of them has similar and different features. The use of these tools can affect the development period and productivity. In the first place this paper explains VCSs and the concept of branching with together the most important tools in this field. For the second the fingerprints or signatures of some of those tools described for identifying repositories. Specific measurements have been calculated according to those tools and gave us a clearer view about the usage index of those tools. Paper also presents clear results of most needed features for VCS tools with the analysis of real data.


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How to Cite

Shakikhanli, U., & Bilicki, V. (2022). Multi Repository Management tools. The Journal of CIEES, 2(2), 13–18.