Collaborative and Distributed Management of Versioned Model-driven Software Product Lines

Felix Schwägerl, Bernhard Westfechtel


Software Product Line Engineering promises a significant gain in productivity, yet with the addition of new challenges one of which is the increased complexity of collaborative development. This paper presents an approach to distributed and collaborative product line engineering based on a filtered editing framework that has been extended by multi-user support. Using filtered editing, the product line is developed in a single-version view in a local workspace and transparently organized in a local repository. The contributed conceptual extension orchestrates the evolution and synchronization of different copies of the repository. This way, local transactions realized by check-out and commit are complemented by remote transactions using the operations pull and push. The proposed approach has been implemented as an extension to the model-driven tool Super- Mod backed by a REST-based web service, evolving the toolset to a distributed product line version control system. We discuss relevant design decisions and illustrate our contributions by several examples.


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Schwägerl F. and Westfechtel B. (2016). Collaborative and Distributed Management of Versioned Model-driven Software Product Lines . In Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT-PT, (ICSOFT 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-194-6, pages 83-94. DOI: 10.5220/0005971300830094

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author={Felix Schwägerl and Bernhard Westfechtel},
title={Collaborative and Distributed Management of Versioned Model-driven Software Product Lines},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT-PT, (ICSOFT 2016)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT-PT, (ICSOFT 2016)
TI - Collaborative and Distributed Management of Versioned Model-driven Software Product Lines
SN - 978-989-758-194-6
AU - Schwägerl F.
AU - Westfechtel B.
PY - 2016
SP - 83
EP - 94
DO - 10.5220/0005971300830094