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From Allon Mureinik <>
Subject Re: [MATH] Enforce run of checkstyle-maven-plugin in validate instead of site phase
Date Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:17:43 GMT
We had a similar discussion about Configuration.

Personally, I'm all for enforcing checkstyle during the validate phase, but
we couldn't reach a consensus about it there:

On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 7:16 PM, Karl-Philipp Richter <>

> Hi,
> While working on a [small
> contribution]( I noticed
> that there's a checkstyle setup which is run in a reporting phase of
> Maven which might be skipped by most developers and isn't used on Travis
> CI. I suggest to move this phase to the validate phase of Maven which
> runs before the compile and test phase and in case of failure forbids
> the invoker to build the project successfully. Therefore most
> contributions will like they're intended too without the need of extra
> communication.
> The downside is that new (and eventually old) devs might be annoyed at
> some point, especially if they frequently work on different projects
> with different styles.
> I can take over the move to the validate phase which is 10 lines
> insertion/deletion in pom.xml, but not the definition of code style
> rules which are common for the project because I don't know them. Doing
> this change reveals about 400 issues of which > 95% are related to
> missing or errornous Javadoc which is worth having a look at, but might
> be postponed by deactivating the rule for now. Then you need to discuss
> code style rules, because some, like the ones in the issue linked above,
> aren't covered yet.
> -Kalle Richter

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