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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Animal sniffer Java API checking
Date Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:42:46 GMT
On 11 January 2015 at 15:58, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2015-01-10 at 20:52 +0000, sebb wrote:
>> I've been working on adding Animal Sniffer Plugin to Commons NET
>> (intially, maybe add to the parent eventually).
>>
>> The plugin can compare the compiled code against an API signature for
>> a specific Java version.
>> It detects most incompatibilities, but should not be regarded as
>> fool-proof - only a test with the target JVM will really show that.
>>
>> Commons has lots of components with lots of different Java targets,
>> and it's not always convenient/possible to use the CI builds to detect
>> such errors. So the plugin has its uses.
>>
>> Possibly less useful here, but if it is of interest I can provide a patch.
>>
>> Note: the NET pom code uses the build-helper to convert the target
>> (say) 1.5 to the API signature name "java15" and the sniffer is
>> invoked during the test phase.
>>
>> Currently the sniffer is always invoked; it can be skipped by defining
>> animal.sniffer.skip
>> However it would also be possible to add the code as an optional
>> profile instead.
>>
>> WDYT?
>>
>> Sorry, I've no idea if it can be used to check the Android code.
>>
>
> Hi Sebastian
>
> It does sound useful given how often we end up breaking minimal JRE
> compatibility.

OK, I'll copy the bits I added to the Commons Parent.
Unfortunately it seems the plugin does not check the test code, but
that is less of an issue.

> I would not bother with Java 1.5 any longer though as HC
> is about to go 4.4 which is Java 1.6 based.

I just used 1.5 as an example. There are also signatures for 1.6 and
1.7 currently.

The profile uses whatever is defined as maven.compiler.target.

> Cheers
>
> Oleg
>
>
>
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