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From Dave Brosius <>
Subject Re: FindBugs project announced as 'dead', blaims code rot and lack of maintainers
Date Sun, 06 Nov 2016 17:57:56 GMT
The problem is the admin/owner has left and refuses to give access to 
anyone else. The team has already decided to hard - fork, and is working 
to get set up. Anyone interested in joining is welcome.

Contact me if interested.

On 11/06/2016 12:32 PM, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
> See
> 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.

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