pure-systems has announced the availability of a new extension module for the pure::variants variant management tool. pure::variants Connector for IBM(R) Rational(R) ClearQuest(R) simplifies the management of tests and defects in the development and maintenance of variant-rich products and software product lines – families of similar-but-different software systems typcially found in the embedded domain.
Connector for ClearQuest offers a connection between variant management and test management/defect tracking. The focus is on visualizing the status of a ClearQuest element. Defects and test cases recorded in ClearQuest can be linked to specific elements in pure::variants. This makes it possible to retrieve the last state of each ClearQuest item. Where an error such as a not yet fixed defect or a failed test exists, pure::variants reports an appropriate warning.
A related whitepaper “Efficient Management of Tests and Defects in Variant-Rich Systems with pure::variants and IBM Rational ClearQuest” describes the integration between pure::variants and ClearQuest in more detail, with examples of test-management and defect tracking.
Software Acumen distributes pure::variants in the UK and Ireland. For more information visit the Software Acumen web site or talk to Software Acumen on stand 532 at October’s Embedded Systems Show.
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