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When do changes induce fixes?
Jacek Śliwerski · Thomas Zimmermann · Andreas Zeller

Lehrstuhl für Softwaretechnik (Prof. Zeller)
Universität des Saarlandes – Informatik
Informatik Campus des Saarlandes
Campus E9 1 (CISPA)
66123 Saarbrücken
E-mail: zeller @ cs.uni-saarland.de
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   Jacek Śliwerski, Thomas Zimmermann, and Andreas Zeller. When do changes induce fixes? On Fridays. Proc. International Workshop on Mining Software Repositories (MSR), Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, May 2005.

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As a software system evolves, programmers make changes that sometimes cause problems. We analyze CVS archives for fix-inducing changes—changes that lead to problems, indicated by fixes. We show how to automatically locate fix-inducing changes by linking a version archive (such as CVS) to a bug database (such as BUGZILLA). In a first investigation of the MOZILLA and ECLIPSE history, it turns out that fix-inducing changes show distinct patterns with respect to their size and the day of week they were applied.


  1. Introduction
  2. What's in our Archives?
  3. Identifying Fixes
    • Syntactic Analysis
    • Semantic Analysis
  4. Locating Fix-Inducing Changes
  5. First Results
    • Fix-Inducing Transactions are Large
    • Don't Program on Fridays
  6. Related Work
  7. Conclusion
  8. References


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