findbugs & bcel

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Wed Sep 12 06:14:09 UTC 2007

Le mardi 11 septembre 2007 à 21:31 -0600, Jerry James a écrit :
> However, I have discovered that findbugs depends on a
> modified (by the findbugs team) version of bcel 5.2. 

Typical java f-up

>  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
> findbugs-bcel.jar)?

Please try very hard to get findbugs upstream to merge @bcel first. (Or
ask bcel upstream to look at findbugs bcel to check if they can not pull

Do remind them that when java 1.7 with 277 ships everyong will be asking
for them to use the system bcel, not just Linux people.

Nicolas Mailhot
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