CVSM Bibliography, Entry [ FoW2007ICSOFT ]


Förtsch, Sabrina; Westfechtel, Bernhard: Differencing and Merging of Software Diagrams - State of the Art and Challenges;
p.90-99 in: Proc. Second Intl. Conf. Software and Data Technologies (ICSOFT 2007), Volume SE, Barcelona, Spain, July 22-25, 2007; INSTICC Press; 2007
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Abstract: For long, fine-grained version control for software documents has been neglected severely. Typically, software configuration management systems support the management of text or binary files. Unfortunately, text-based tools for fine-grained version control are not adequate for software documents produced in earlier phases in the software life cycle. Frequently, these documents have a graphical syntax; therefore we will call them software diagrams. This paper discusses the current state of the art in fine-grained version control (differencing and merging) for software diagrams with an emphasis on UML diagrams.