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The capability of the software product to be used in place of another specified software product for the same purpose in the same environment. [ ISO/IEC 9126-1 ]


  • For example, the replaceability of a new version of a software product is important to the user when upgrading. [ ISO/IEC 9126-1 ]
  • Replaceability is used in place of compatibility in order to avoid possible ambiguity with interoperability. [ ISO/IEC 9126-1 ]
  • Replaceability may include attributes of both installability and adaptability. The concept has been introduced as a subcharacteristic of its own because of its importance. [ ISO/IEC 9126-1 ]

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