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2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) (2002)
Richmond, Virginia
Oct. 29, 2002 to Nov. 1, 2002
ISBN: 0-7695-1799-4
pp: 0319
ABSTRACT
Software miniaturization is a form of software refactoring focused on reducing an application to the bare bone. Porting an application on a hand-held device is very likely to require a preliminary step of software miniaturization, plus the development of device drivers dedicated to the new environment and hardware architecture.<div></div> This paper presents the process and the lessons learned re-factoring a large Open Source application to get rid of extra fat, to introduce shared libraries, to remove circular dependencies among libraries and, more generally, to minimize inter-library dependencies.<div></div> While the final goal was to fully exploit shared libraries capabilities, among the various possibilities we defined a process based on the existing knowledge about the application, and aimed to minimize the maintenance effort required by the miniaturization activities.
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M. Di Penta, M. Neteler, G. Antoniol, E. Merlo, "Knowledge-Based Library Re-Factoring for an Open Source Project", 2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), vol. 00, no. , pp. 0319, 2002, doi:10.1109/WCRE.2002.1173089
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