Doug would like to get going on use cases

From: Nicholas Carroll (
Date: Sun Dec 17 2000 - 19:24:40 PST

Doug asked me to come up with a format for Hyperscope
use cases, so we all have a standardized way to post, read,
and comment on them. There are plenty of use cases in
OHS developer's heads or hard drives, but we're not going
to get far until they're organized and viewable.

Some obvious requirements for any format would be that:

1. It has spaces for:
Category of use case
Use case
Version (original use case, or comment on one)
Links to images, diagrams, pseudocode, and code

2. Can be sorted/organized, since there will
doubtless be several people contributing, and consequently
may be hundreds of use cases posted, many overlapping
or redundant. (I have no plans to organize several
hundred use cases written in different formats.)

3. Already-written use cases -- I believe Eugene, Eric,
and maybe Jack already have some done -- can be stripped
in easily.

Any suggestions for a simple format?

(I have one that I've used for inhouse projects, which has
the benefit of being in plain text record format, and has space
for specs from code up to user requirements. But I haven't
looked around much for others.)

btw, I don't think we want to get into UML at this time.
Wiki doesn't grab me too much either. Don't know if
SourceForge has tools for use cases, but it's ssh only,
which would lock the less technical people out of the



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