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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: Need to Revisit RAT Excludes and Wildcards
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:10:21 GMT

On 22.08.2012 11:29, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
> Hi,
> On 21.08.2012 00:05, Dave Fisher wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> We are really getting ahead of ourselves.
>> We have a legitimate -1 IPMC vote on our release, it might get changed -
>> Marvin asked for confirmation that the IPMC votes are based only on the
>> official SOURCE release.
>> I looked again at the rat-excludes and we should look into a small handful of
>> binary files that slip through. Most are "test" files and should be OK, but
>> there are a small number that are not. If we have a plan to remove them and/or
>> show that they are unused and harmless it may be that Marvin will be convinced
>> to change his vote.
>> Someone should inspect these wildcards in the source tree
>> **/*.dbf
>> **/*.dbt
>> **/*.jar
>> **/*.zip
>> **/*.class
>> **/*.dll
>> **/*.exe
>> **/*.mdb
> Now, I will have a look at the specific *.zip files which can be found in our
> source.

I have found the following ZIP files:
- group 1:
This ZIP file contains certain makefiles for the purpose to build the source 
code of ICC with our build system. These makefiles were part of Oracle's SGA and 
their license header had been already adapted accordingly by Andrew Rist.
Proposed solution: exclude this ZIP explicitly from the RAT scan (full path 
named in the rat-excludes file) together with the above documentation of the IP 

- group 2:
These ZIP files contain some more or less empty .java, .class, .xml and .class 
files. I did not find any references to these files. The ZIP files were checked 
into the repository with the comment "Add some jsuite tests for the Scripting 
Framework". Thus, I assume that they are only for testing purposes.
./main/scripting/workben/ is also not part of our build. I tried to build it, 
but the build failed.
Proposed solution: remove these ZIP files. (May be the complete folder 
./main/scripting/workben/ can be removed.)

- group 3:
Each of these ZIP files contain a set of 12 PNG images. The differences between 
the images of one ZIP file to another ZIP file are in color and/or shape - as 
the names of the ZIP files indicate. These images are used when exporting a 
presentation document to HTML as navigation buttons in the created HTML. The 
user can choose one of the sets. These ZIP files are part of Oracle's SGA.
Proposed solution: exclude these ZIP files explicitly from the RAT scan (full 
paths named in the rat-excludes file) and put a license file into 
./main/sd/res/buttons/ to provide corresponding license information for the PNG 
images inside the ZIP files.

Best regards, Oliver.

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