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RE: OpenSource CVS-related project Needs Developers!

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: OpenSource CVS-related project Needs Developers!
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 19:19:26 -0500 (EST)

[ On Thursday, April 3, 2003 at 15:39:06 (-0800), Christian Bryant wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: OpenSource CVS-related project Needs Developers!
> Creating a new tool isn't redundant if it offers new features, and in this
> case I am going to be addressing a couple issues.

Perhaps not, but the point is to understand what might be missing from
existing tools and to see if maybe those same features might better be
included in existing tools or if a new tool is needed to accomodate

This is particularly important when it comes to user interfaces since
enhancing existing interfaces has the potential to help one heck of a
lot more people.

> 1. I deal with certification for safety-related products.  IEC 61508
> requires pretty strict software lifecycle practices.  Among those are a
> tight SCM process and change tracking (bugs).  ASMAI takes its own bug
> handler and integrates CVS to create a base SCM system.
> 2. ASMAI is being designed per IEEE 12207 and IEC 61508.  This means that a
> project being audited for its tools usage can point to ASMAI and state that
> the tool is compliant to these standards, as well as beig coded per MISRA C
> for safety.

Hmmm... I wish you'd said those things in this forum in the first place.

(As for MISRA C, well good luck!  Those idiots (hope you're not one of
them!) should have looked a little further outside their own field --
there are lots better languages to develop safety critical code in, and
even some that look and feel enough like C to give good C programmers a
head start.  Yes I know they recommend not using C wherever possible,
but just the same....)

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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