Towards Identifying Evolution Smells in Software Product Lines
As more and more companies shift to a product line approach, supporting the evolution of software product lines becomes increasingly important. While today already significant work exists along the lines of quality analysis for software product lines, there is much less work that addresses the evolution scenario. In this paper, we briefly describe different categories of approaches for identifying problems in product lines. Based on this we describe a new research direction for identifying problems in product line evolution scenarios.
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