On Sep 3, 2008, at 8:22 AM, Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot wrote:
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.
On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 5:13 PM, Alex Karasulu <email@example.com>
Agreed we should release the project project asap and then focus on the subprojects as you suggest.
BTW notice that some of those files that RAT complains about are build byproducts generated by maven in the target directory. Like for ApacheDS the unknown licenses for files are things like surefire reports and maven intermediate files under target.
I wonder if we can tell RAT to ignore what's under the target directory.