commons-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Timo <MailAnT...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: FindBugs project announced as 'dead', blaims code rot and lack of maintainers
Date Mon, 07 Nov 2016 07:05:17 GMT
Looks like Bill Pugh was woken up:
https://twitter.com/wpugh/status/795350364291813376

2016-11-06 19:00 GMT+01:00 Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com>:

> The whole post is interesting. Sounds like a fork is inevitable. So much
> work though...
>
> Gary
>
> On Nov 6, 2016 9:32 AM, "Stian Soiland-Reyes" <stain@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > See
> > https://mailman.cs.umd.edu/pipermail/findbugs-discuss/
> > 2016-November/004321.html
> >
> > In particular the author is not happy about the BCEL integration:
> >
> > > The other major reasons for the FindBugs current bad state:
> > >
> > > 1) The code is very complex, has "organically grown" over a decade, is
> > > not documented and has poor public interfaces. Most of the code
> consists
> > > of the very low level bytecode related stuff, tightly coupled with the
> > > ancient BCEL library, which doesn't scale and is not multi-thread safe.
> > > No one enjoys maintaining this code, at least not me. I see no future
> > > for FindBugs with the BCEL approach, and see no way to get rid of it
> > > without investing lot of effort, and without breaking every detector
> and
> > > possibly many 3rd party tools. This is the biggest issue we have with
> > > FindBugs today, and most likely the root cause for all the evil. This
> > > code can't be fixed, it must be rewritten.
> >
> > ..but the main problem seems to be lack of maintaners.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Stian Soiland-Reyes
> > http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscribe@commons.apache.org
> > For additional commands, e-mail: dev-help@commons.apache.org
> >
> >
>

Mime
  • Unnamed multipart/alternative (inline, None, 0 bytes)
View raw message