Date Added: Jul 2011
Component based systems are increasingly being used nowadays and this has drastically changed how the authors build and maintain systems. When the components are incorporated into a system, maintenance becomes much harder because source code is either partially or completely invisible. Various quality models have been proposed in context to the software, which may not fulfill the requirements of component based software. Hence, in this paper, the authors have identified the maintainability quality factors for the component based software considering the existing quality models, i.e. McCall quality model, Boehm quality model and ISO 9126 model.