While software archives have been around for a long time they have been mostly used to store and reconstruct versions of a software system and to coordinate simultaneous changes.
Currently, many researchers are investigating new ways to exploit the information stored in software archives.
In this work, we present an Eclipse plugIn that visualizes evolutionary coupling between files, i.e., how likely it is that two files are changed together. The information is automatically extracted from the software archive and displayed as a pixelmap, where each pixel represents a single coupling. The plugIn nicely integrates with the rest of the Eclipse IDE and thus allows to interactively explore the evolutionary coupling between different files of a project.
If you are interested in our work please read our ETX Workshop paper or write an email.