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How long did it take to fix bugs?

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How long did it take to fix bugs?
The number of bugs (or fixes) is a common factor used to measure the quality of software and assist bug related analysis. For example, if software files have many bugs, they may be unstable. In comparison, the bug-fix time—the time to fix a bug after the bug was introduced—is neglected. We believe that the bug-fix time is an important factor for bug related analysis, such as measuring software quality. For example, if bugs in a file take a relatively long time to be fixed, the file may have some structural problems that make it difficult to make changes. In this report, we compute the bug-fix time of files in ArgoUML and PostgreSQL by identifying when bugs are introduced and when the bugs are fixed. This report includes bug-fix time statistics such as average bug-fix time, and distributions of bug-fix time. We also list the top 20 bug-fix time files of two projects. Categories and Subject Descriptors D.2.7 [Software Engineering]: Distribution, Maintenance, and Enhancement – Rest...
Sunghun Kim, E. James Whitehead Jr.
Added 14 Jun 2010
Updated 14 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where MSR
Authors Sunghun Kim, E. James Whitehead Jr.
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