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Re: coverity code checker in Extras



On Wed, 2006-08-30 at 13:11 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> >>>>> "TM" == Till Maas <opensource till name> writes:
> 
> TM> what is it really, what is going to happen if we accept their
> TM> offer? Will every package in Extras be scanned?
> 
> I don't think their technology would support that; as far as I know
> they can't do anything with Perl or Python or the like.
> 
> What I find to be of more concern is what maintainers are expected to
> do with that information.  In most cases all we'd be able to do is
> pass the reports upstream, which I suppose would be OK but might be a
> bit much to ask some maintainers (i.e. the ones with 50+ packages) to
> handle.  Ideally Coverity would just deal directly with upstream and
> extras wouldn't need to be involved.

But would running it do anyone any harm?  I think not.  And for
ambitious maintainers, they can work with upstream on any issues that
are found.

josh


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