PlatformKit is a platform dependency management toolkit. It can be used to support platform-specific configuration in development processes based on the Model Driven Architecture and/or Software Product Lines, where multiple (versions of) software and/or hardware platforms are targeted.
PlatformKit makes its decisions based on platform ontologies. It uses a base vocabulary that explains what a “platform” is. On top of that, platform dependency constraints of a particular software artifact can be defined. Finally, several platform instances can be modelled. If all these are put together, PlatformKit can determine which platform dependency constraints are satisfied by the given platform, and which of the platform dependency constraints is most-specific or least-specific.