Accession Number : ADA299317

Title :   Software Change-Merging in Dynamic Evolution.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug-Sep 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s) : Dampier, David A. ; Berzins, Valdis

PDF Url : ADA299317

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This position paper outlines a formal method for applying change-merging tools in dynamic evolution. During software evolution, different variations of a software system are generally developed. The need to apply a common change to each of these different versions will likely occur during the lifetime of the system. It may also he desirable to combine the unique capabilities of two different versions into a new version. Because these software systems can be very large, tools that automatically perform these tasks are desirable. Change-merging provides the capability for such a tool.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *EVOLUTION(DEVELOPMENT), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, TOOLS, DYNAMICS, PROTOTYPES, EVOLUTION(GENERAL).

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE