Software Product Lines are an established mechanism to describe multiple variants of one software product. Current approaches however, do not offer a mechanism to support the use of multiple variants from one product line in the same application. We experienced the need for such a mechanism in an industry project with German Railways where we do not merely model a highly variable system, but a system with highly variable subsystems. We present the design challenges that arise when software product lines have to support the use of multiple variants in the same application, in particular: How to reference multiple variants, how to manage multiple variants to avoid name clashes, and how to keep multiple variants interoperable © 2018 Association for Computing Machinery.

Interoperability of software product line variants

Damiani F.;Lienhardt M.
2018

Abstract

Software Product Lines are an established mechanism to describe multiple variants of one software product. Current approaches however, do not offer a mechanism to support the use of multiple variants from one product line in the same application. We experienced the need for such a mechanism in an industry project with German Railways where we do not merely model a highly variable system, but a system with highly variable subsystems. We present the design challenges that arise when software product lines have to support the use of multiple variants in the same application, in particular: How to reference multiple variants, how to manage multiple variants to avoid name clashes, and how to keep multiple variants interoperable © 2018 Association for Computing Machinery.
22nd International Systems and Software Product Line Conference
Gothenburg, Sweden
September 10 - 14, 2018
Proceedings of the 22nd International Systems and Software Product Line Conference
ACM
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9781450364645
https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3233027.3236401
Application programs, Software design, Design challenges, German Railways, Industry project, Multiple variant, sProduct-lines, Software Product Line, Software products, Variable systems, Product design
Damiani F.; Hahnle R.; Kamburjan E.; Lienhardt M.
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