Requirements Management for Eclipse?

Requirements Modeling Framework Proposed as Eclipse Project

Jessica Thornsby

New project proposal aims to bring requirements management to Eclipse ecosystem.

The Requirements Modeling Framework (RMF) has been proposed as a new Eclipse project under the Model Development Tools Project. RMF will provide a technical basis for open source projects implementing tools for requirements management. This project will focus on creating libraries and tools for working with requirements based on the Requirements Interchange Format (ReqIF) standard, which is an XML-based data structure for exchanging requirements. RMF will allow the data exchange between tools, and provide an EMF-based data model, infrastructure tooling and a user interface.

The initial contribution will consist of an EMF-based ReqIF Core that supports persistence, and a front end that facilitates working with ReqIF data. The implementation of the ReqIF and RIF metamodels will include (de)serializers that map the EMF-models to a ReqIF conforming standard.

The initial contribution is anticipated in July or August, 2011.

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