Binoculars: Comprehending Open Source Projects through Graphs

TitleBinoculars: Comprehending Open Source Projects through Graphs
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSyeed, MMM
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Secondary TitleIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology 378 (OSS 2012)
Date Published09/2012
PublisherIFIP AICT, Springer
Place PublishedEighth International Conference on Open Source Systems

Comprehending Open Source Software (OSS) projects requires dealing with huge historical information stored in heterogeneous repositories, such as source code versioning systems, bug tracking system, mailing lists, and revision history logs. In this paper, we present Binoculars, a prototype tool which aims to provide a platform for graph based visualization and exploration of OSS projects. We describe the issues need to be addressed for the design and implementation of a graph based tool and distill lessons learned for future guideline.

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