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From Billie Rinaldi <>
Subject Re: moving rat to a profile?
Date Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:09:25 GMT
I'm not thrilled about turning it off by default.  How about putting it in
a profile that would be enabled by default, but could be disabled with a
flag for those who don't understand why it's failing?

On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 11:44 AM, Sean Busbey <> wrote:

> I've had a few different new-to-Accumulo contributors recently run into the
> issue of Rat failing the build after changing branches.
> I know we already have a warning about this[1], but AFAICT it's over the
> threshold for consumable information.
> Even after pointing people to the warning, the existing workaround tripped
> up atleast one of them. Despite the warning about using "git clean," the
> destruction of their local IDE changes were surprising.
> For contributions to Accumulo that aren't coming from committers, the Rat
> plugin seems much more likely to give a false positive than to catch an
> error. Additionally, whatever committer is reviewing the contribution
> should be checking for license compliance anyways.
> In the interests of reducing the surprise for new contributors, I'd like to
> move our use of Rat to a profile that is only default enabled during a
> release run.
> The profile would still let those who want rat to run on every build to
> enable it and we could update the guide for handling new contributions to
> say committers should enable the rat profile to help guard against errors.
> Any objections?
> [1]:
> --
> Sean

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