Studying the evolution of open source systems at different levels of granularity: Two case studies

Andrea Capiluppi, Juan F. Ramil

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Abstract

This paper presents a study of several evolutionary attributes of two open source software systems: The distributed file system Aria and the stable branch of the web browser Mozilla. The attributes (size, activity rate and complexity) are visualized over releases using measures at various levels of granularity: Folders, files and procedures. A number of hypotheses about the evolutionary behaviour of the systems are considered and, in general, supported by the data from the 2 systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution, 2004
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-7695-2211-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 7th International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution, 2004 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 7-Sep-20047-Sep-2004

Conference

ConferenceThe 7th International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution, 2004
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKyoto
Period07/09/200407/09/2004

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