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Summary To provide version and configuration management enhanced capabilities for medium to large sized specification projects with subversion.
Categories scm, requirements
License Creative Commons (various)
Owner(s) andikress

Scope

To support all kind of requirement tools to interface with subversion for version and configuration management of requirements. Usage of the OMG proposed Requirements Interchange Format (RIF).

Description

First step  of our project is to give participants of the process in requirements management and engineering the possibility to manipulate and overview the requirements directly in an ordered file tree.  Aiming users of Telelogic/IBM Doors we will accomplish a smoother and more transparent working on requirements. Additionally we were able to use Subversion as our storage container which will ensure all advantages subversion has for software developers carried over for requirements engineers.

There is already a baseline implementation available which works in the context of the comercial IBM Tool DOORS(TM) and is able to export DOORS data into a RIF base subversion storage structure.

Current attemt is to make this szenario work in real life project environment. Later subversion and sourrounding tools can be used to manage the requirements as an alternative for using DOORS.

Languages

Java, C, DOORS-DXL other Script and Tool Specific languages

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