Software requirements for MSC Editor

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This page provides information on the TASTE MSC Editor.

This tool allows to modify or create MSC, import msc textual files and export the diagrams to msc textual files.

The tool has been elaborated by Angel Esquinas under the supervision of Maxime Perrotin as part of the PRESTIGE PROGRAMME for the ESA.

The software is compliant with a subset of the ITU Z.120 standard.

Definitions, acronyms, and abbreviations


Message Sequence Chart: interaction diagram from the SDL family very similar to UML's sequence diagram, standardized by the International Telecommunication Union.


GUI Graphical User Interface
MSC Message Sequence Chart
TASTE The ASSERT Set of Tools for Engineering



IEEE Recommended Practice for Software Requirements Specifications. IEEE Std. 830-1998 (

ITU Recommendation Z.120 (02/11): Message Sequence Chart (MSC) (


Software Design MSC Editor