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An Empirical Study of Bugs in Build Process
Proceedings of the 29th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC'14)
  • Xiaoqiong ZHAO, Zhejiang University
  • Xin XIA, Singapore Management University
  • Pavneet Singh Kochhar, Singapore Management University
  • David LO, Singapore Management University
  • Shanping LI, Zhejiang University
Publication Type
Conference Proceeding Article
Publication Date
3-2014
Abstract
Software build process translates source codes into executable programs, packages the programs, generates documents, and distributes products. In this paper, we perform an empirical study to characterize build process bugs. We analyze bugs in build process in 5 open-source systems under Apache namely CXF, Camel, Felix, Struts, and Tuscany. We compare build process bugs and other bugs across 3 different dimensions, i.e., bug severity, bug fix time, and the number of files modified to fix a bug. Our results show that the fraction of build process bugs which are above major severity level is lower than that of other bugs. However, the time effort required to fix a build process bug is around 2.03 times more than that of a non-build process bug, and the number of source files modified to fix a build process bug is around 2.34 times more than that modified for a non-build bug.
ISBN
9781450324694
Identifier
10.1145/2554850.2555142
Publisher
ACM
Additional URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2554850.2555142
Citation Information
Xiaoqiong ZHAO, Xin XIA, Pavneet Singh Kochhar, David LO, et al.. "An Empirical Study of Bugs in Build Process" Proceedings of the 29th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC'14) (2014) p. 1187 - 1189
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_lo/137/