21-25 May 2012
New York City, NY, USA
US/Eastern timezone

Bug Tracking in Open Source and High Energy Physics Software - A Comparative Study

24 May 2012, 13:30
4h 45m
Rosenthal Pavilion (10th floor) (Kimmel Center)

Rosenthal Pavilion (10th floor)

Kimmel Center

Poster Software Engineering, Data Stores and Databases (track 5) Poster Session


Benedikt Hegner (CERN)


Bug tracking is a process which comprises activities of reporting, documenting, reviewing, planning, and fixing software bugs. While there exist many studies on the usage of bug tracking tools and procedures in open source software, the situation in high energy physics has never been looked at in a systematic way. In our study we have compared and analyzed several scientific and non-scientific software projects to define the similarity and variability in bug-tracking practices. We will present our findings, with emphasis on a comparison of the three projects ATLAS, Belle II and Eclipse. In addition, we aim at defining the problems and the specific needs of the development paradigm in high energy physics.

Primary authors

Benedikt Hegner (CERN) Hoda Khalafalla (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (DE))

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