13th International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM'97) (1997)
Oct. 1, 1997 to Oct. 3, 1997
Harald Gall , Technical University of Vienna
Mehdi Jazayeri , Technical University of Vienna
Rene Kloesch , Technical University of Vienna
Georg Trausmuth , Technical University of Vienna
Large software systems evolve slowly but constantly. In this paper we examine the structure of several releases of a telecommunication switching system (TSS) based on information stored in a database of product releases. We tracked the historical evolution of the TSS structure and related the adaptations made (e.g. addition of new features, etc.) to the structure of the system. Such a systematic examination can uncover potential shortcomings in the structure of the system and identify modules or subsystems that should be subject to restructuring or reengineering. Further, we have identified additional information that would be useful for such investigations but is currently lacking in the database.
H. Gall, G. Trausmuth, R. Kloesch and M. Jazayeri, "Software Evolution Observations Based on Product Release History," 13th International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM'97)(ICSM), Bari, ITALY, 1997, pp. 160.