findbugs & bcel

Jerry James loganjerry at
Wed Sep 12 03:31:30 UTC 2007

I'm hoping to get findbugs [1] packaged up for Fedora, as it's been a
darn useful tool for me in the past.  An asm3 package is hopefully on
its way, and I've got the last 2 other prerequisites for it submitted
[2][3].  However, I have discovered that findbugs depends on a
modified (by the findbugs team) version of bcel 5.2.  The
modifications will not be submitted upstream [4].  We currently ship
bcel 5.1.  Is this a problem?  Can I ship the modified bcel 5.2 JAR
with findbugs, with a suitably modified name (perhaps

Jerry James

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