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From "Bruno P. Kinoshita" <brunodepau...@yahoo.com.br.INVALID>
Subject Re: FindBugs project announced as 'dead', blaims code rot and lack of maintainers
Date Mon, 07 Nov 2016 19:23:26 GMT
I think the maintainer of FindBugs replied yesterday to the HackerNews thread 
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12885549

Looks like there will be some activity in the next weeks :) hopefully someone
else will be added as project admin too

Bruno




----- Original Message -----
> From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <stain@apache.org>
> To: Commons Developers List <dev@commons.apache.org>
> Sent: Monday, 7 November 2016 6:32 AM
> Subject: FindBugs project announced as 'dead', blaims code rot and lack of maintainers
> 
> 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
> 
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