Lars Bendix, Palle Nowack:
Software Architecture and Configuration Management,
in preprints of the 4th Workshop on Object-Oriented Architectural Evolution, Budapest, Hungary, June 18, 2001.
We have worked for several years in Software Architecture (SWA) and Configuration Management (CM) respectively. Lately we have become interested in exploring the connections between SWA and CM.
It is obvious that there should be some connections as in CM they deal with system models, which could be considered a code view of the software architecture. Furthermore, in the CM world there are established techniques for handling evolution or change to code, techniques that might be applicable to handling evolution of software architectures. From this position, we try to provide clarifications and partial answers to four of the main questions.