Requirements Format

Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at
Tue Feb 26 14:57:25 UTC 2019

Hello Joel,

On 26/02/2019 15:44, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> Hi
> I have mentioned this before but reading ticket 3703, you obviously
> didn't remember it.

I remember it and I think I proposed to use ReqIF.

> ReqIF is an OMG standard for representing
> requirements in XML format. It was designed to facilitate requirements
> exchange between partnering organizations.
> It appears to be supported by all the major requirement tools including
> DOORS and LDRA's toolset. Importantly, it is supported by the Eclipse
> Requirements Management Framework (RMF) and the ProR tool
> This is a solved problem. We should not define our own XML format.
> One exists and there is a set of open source tools we can use to work
> with requirements.

Did you try to use these tools? It is a nightmare.

We evaluated also Papyrus:

I will try to summarize the problems we encountered using ReqIF in the 
next days.

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