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EDGE Nomenclature

If you have questions about the terminology used on the website, feel free to submit a bug report. If you would like to assist with writing these explanations, contact Dr. Hensel, and ask him to provide you with Editor Access for the resources project.

Projects
All information in this web site is organized by projects.
You can learn about Project Organization and how each project is managed within the computer filesystem and version control repository here.
The vast majority of projects are associated with senior design teams.
Student projects have names like PYYNNN, where YY is the year code, and NNN is a numeric key.
Each project has as associated Subversion repository, which can be used to provide version control services for all team members working on a project.
Super-project
Super-projects typically provide infra-structure for the site.
Each class, such as Senior Design I, has its own super-project.
Some super projects, such as Resources, provide help and common utilities.
Super-projects also have the ability to run dynamic scripts.
Dynamic scripts allow users to interact with the underlying database system.
The course content, resources, and EDGE site itself are super projects.
Undergraduate Student teams rarely, if ever, will be creating superprojects.
Some Graduate students working on theses related to design may create super projects.
Tracks
A "track" is a general category of projects to which a student project may belong. Tracks are helpful for students seeking project membership in that they provide a way to look for a project in an area, but without knowing the specific projects. Tracks of projects are generally correlated with the various concentrations and options offered through the departments in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at RIT. You can review the list of Project Tracks here.
Families
A "family" is a group of closely related projects, which are all focused on a particular application. Project families are typically built around areas of common interest held by one or more faculty members in the College. You can read about the Project Families here.
Repository
Each project is associated with a Subversion repository. The repository contains all project files.
Web space
The web space of a project is contained in the top-level web directory of a project's repository.
Node
A node is a file within a project's web space. It may be a wiki source file, an image, HTML page, etc. Nodes in the public web space are viewable by anyone with EDGE access, all other nodes are only visible to guests of a project.
Script
A script is a dynamic action (database activity, etc.) that can be performed by a super-project.

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