1. Introduction

This document describes the DCMMS development, including tools and procedures to be applied. It tries to minimize the learning curve for those that want to participate in the DCMMS development. Note that this document cannot be comprehensive. Rather than this, it concentrates on the tricky parts and includes references to websites that contain the respective tools and standards.

Additional information is available in the DCMMS Administration Guide, the DCMMS User Guide, various UML diagrams that are part of the DCMMS source distribution, on http://dcmms.sourceforge.net and the dcmms-devel mailinglist ().

This document refers to DCMMS version 1.1.2 .