kdepimlibs Coverity Scan Report, Oct 14 2014

David Jarvie djarvie at kde.org
Thu Oct 16 17:48:25 BST 2014

On Thu, October 16, 2014 2:06 pm, Gilles Caulier wrote:
> 2014-10-16 12:29 GMT+02:00 Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at kde.org>:
>> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 8:53 PM, Gilles Caulier
>> <caulier.gilles at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Allen,
>> Hi Gilles,
>>> Just a workflow question : why to export Coverity report to CSV where
>>> you can send automatically a mail to devel mailing list when scan is
>>> complete, with a a list of new defect found in code.
>>> I use Coverity since more than one year with whole digiKam code, and
>>> we have already fixed more than 500 entries detected. The Coverity web
>>> interface is really more suitable than a export to CSV. Defect are
>>> very well explained in source context, with all conditions used to
>>> check implementation.
>>> The only constrain is to have an account for each contributors who
>>> will fixed entries.
>> I suspect that is why Allen is sending out the HTML/CSV output -
>> because not everyone has access and it is helpful to have this
>> information publicly accessible.
> All is configurable in Coverity interface. You can invite people and
> attribute role.
> Web interface is so far more powerful to use than CSV, and permit a
> time gain to fix issues.

The CSV version doesn't contain line numbers, so it's impossible to know
what code some of the issues refer to. I seem to remember that the web
interface doesn't have that problem.

David Jarvie.
KDE developer.
KAlarm author - http://www.astrojar.org.uk/kalarm

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