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    What is SourceJammer?

    SourceJammer is an open-source source control and versioning system written in Java. It is similar to CVS and Visual Source Safe, but has its own unique approach and therefore has its own strengths and weaknesses.

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    I'm having trouble installing and running SourceJammer, and I don't see my issue in this FAQ. What should I do?

    Please contact the SourceJammer users mailing list:

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    Why is SourceJammer released under both the Gnu General Public License (GPL) and the Gnu Lesser General Public License (LGPL)? What's the difference?

    The LGPL release of SourceJammer is provided for users who either have a philosophical problem with GPL or who want to include SourceJammer or some of SourceJammer's code into a proprietary system.

    The code in both the LGPL and GPL releases of SourceJammer is exactly the same except for one difference. The GPL release includes a slightly more robust text diff engine. This text diff engine was developed by a 3rd party based on the GNU diff module and so is only available under GPL. Obviously this diff engine could not be included in the LGPL release. Thus the two licenses.

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    Would it be possible to develop a 3rd-party client for SourceJammer using a language other than Java?

    Absolutely yes! This is one of the benefits of using SOAP for communicating between client and server. A front-end could be written in any language that supports SOAP. If you are interested in creating a 3rd-party front-end, please let us know!

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