james at xemacs.org
Fri Feb 20 18:37:28 EST 2009
2009/2/20 Vladimir G. Ivanovic <vgivanovic at comcast.net>:
> Coverity, under contract to the US Department of Homeland Security
> (DHS), has scanned over 2,500 open source projects for defects using
> their (proprietary) automated defect detection technology.
> GNU Emacs is one of the projects that they've scanned and has advanced
> to Rung 1 and is apparently fixing bugs discovered by the Coverity
> I'd like to see XEmacs included in this effort, and I volunteer being
> the XEmacs point of contact, the person responsible for submitting
> releases to be scanned and for filing the resulting bug reports.
> More info: http://scan.coverity.com/index.html
> --- Vladimir
Over the summer of 2006, I had the opportunity to use several source
code scanners that were licensed by the lab I was visiting. I took
the opportunity to run them over the XEmacs code base at that time.
If you look at the ChangeLogs for that summer, you'll see I did a
bunch of bug fixing. I never addressed all of the issues those
scanners found, and some of the scanner versions were old even then.
I was impressed with the subtlety of the bugs those scanners turned
up. I think this would be really great. Go for it!
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