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From Felix Knecht <fel...@apache.org>
Subject Re: PluginManagement / update policy
Date Thu, 04 Sep 2008 07:32:14 GMT
Hi David
>
> On Sep 3, 2008, at 8:22 AM, Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot wrote:
>
>> Hi Alex,
>>
>> I also noticed this.
>>
>> I don't trust the RAT plugin. I only use it to generate the report
>> and then verify by hand the files.
>> I think the decision of releasing something should not be based on
>> the number or "wrong" files this plugin indicates...
>
> I agree.  I think it's extremely useful to run it to find all the
> questionable files but often some of them are correct even if flagged
> by rat.  I've set it up in geronimo to be easy to run but not a part
> of any profile.
>
> In particular I think it scans target directories and flags stuff like
> generated source (that doesn't need apache headers) resulting in lots
> of spurious noise.
See also http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=rev&revision=691891 . IMO
it's a bug in the rat plugin when having multiprojects.

Felix


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