An investigation on software bug-fix prediction for open source software projects - A case study on the eclipse project

Akinori Ihara, Yasutaka Kamei, Akito Monden, Masao Ohira, Jacky Wai Keung, Naoyasu Ubayashi, Ken Ichi Matsumoto

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Abstract

Open source software projects (OSS) receive a large number of bug reports from various contributors and developers alike, where many planned to be fixed by OSS developers. Given the next release cycle information, OSS users can be more effective and flexible in planning and to fix the bugs that are not to be fixed in the next release. It is therefore vital for OSS users to learn which bugs the OSS developers will fix, unfortunately such information may not be readily available, nor there is a prediction framework exists to serve such an important purpose. In this study, we would like to answer the question 'Will this bug be fixed by the next release?', this is addressed by building a bug fixing prediction model based on the characteristics of a bug-related metric and by incorporating the progress of bug fixing measures such as status, period and developer metrics to provide aggregated information for the OSS users. The proposed model calculates the deviance of each variable to analyze the most important metrics, and it has been experimented using a case study with Eclipse platform. Result shows a bug fixing prediction model using both base metrics and state metrics provide significantly better performance in precision (139%) and recall (114\%) than the standard model using only base metrics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPSECW 2012 - Proceedings of the 19th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference Workshops
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages112-119
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780769549224
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, APSEC 2012 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Dec 4 2012Dec 7 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, APSEC
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1530-1362

Other

Other19th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, APSEC 2012
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period12/4/1212/7/12

Keywords

  • Bug-Fix Prediction Model
  • Open Source Software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Ihara, A., Kamei, Y., Monden, A., Ohira, M., Keung, J. W., Ubayashi, N., & Matsumoto, K. I. (2012). An investigation on software bug-fix prediction for open source software projects - A case study on the eclipse project. In APSECW 2012 - Proceedings of the 19th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference Workshops (pp. 112-119). [6462789] (Proceedings - Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, APSEC; Vol. 2). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/APSEC.2012.86