A proposal of an installation manual generation method for open source software using operation logs

Yukikazu Murakami, Nobuo Funabiki, Hidekazu Tokunaga, Kazuhiro Shigeta, Toru Nakanishi

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Abstract

An Open Source Software (OSS) is the software whose source code has been public, usually through the Internet, so that everybody can use and modify it freely. A lot of companies, governments, and universities are now using OSS technologies because of the advantages they bring. However, the use of an OSS is actually hard for its beginners, because many OSSes have few good manuals, where they have usually been developed by volunteers. Besides, the installation of an OSS package sometimes requires installations of multiple OSS packages to be integrated together. In this paper, we propose a method of automatically generating an installation manual of an OSS package, including the one requiring the integration of multiple OSS packages. Then, we implement the proposed method for evaluations. Our experimental results in installations of OSS packages including the one requiring the integration of four packages by generated manuals verify the effectiveness of our method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSITIS 2008 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Signal Image Technology and Internet Based Systems
Pages547-554
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Event4th International Conference on Signal Image Technology and Internet Based Systems, SITIS 2008 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: Nov 30 2008Dec 3 2008

Publication series

NameSITIS 2008 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Signal Image Technology and Internet Based Systems

Other

Other4th International Conference on Signal Image Technology and Internet Based Systems, SITIS 2008
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period11/30/0812/3/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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