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ThinkMind // ICSEA 2016, The Eleventh International Conference on Software Engineering Advances // View article icsea_2016_7_30_10157


A Three-level Versioning Model for Component-based Software Architectures

Authors:
Abderrahman Mokni
Christelle Urtado
Sylvain Vauttier
Marianne Huchard

Keywords: architecture evolution; abstraction levels; versioning; component reuse

Abstract:
Software versioning is intrinsic to software evolution. It keeps history of previous software states (versions) and traces all the changes that updates a software to its latest stable version. A lot of work has been dedicated to software versioning and many version control mechanisms are proposed to store and track software versions for different software artifacts (code, objects, models, etc.). This paper addresses in particular component-based software architecture versioning, considering three abstraction levels: specification, implementation and deployment. In previous work, we proposed an approach that generates evolution plans for such software architecture models. The generated plans deal with changes initiated on one of the three abstraction levels and propagate them to the other levels in order to keep architecture descriptions consistent and coherent. As an extension to these mechanisms, a versioning model is proposed in this paper to keep history of architecture definition versions. This versioning model soundly handles the co-evolution of the three abstraction levels by tracking both versions of each abstraction levels and versions of global architecture definitions.

Pages: 178 to 183

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2016

Publication date: August 21, 2016

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4235

ISBN: 978-1-61208-498-5

Location: Rome, Italy

Dates: from August 21, 2016 to August 25, 2016

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