Maven Doxia (moved to ASF)
  1. Maven Doxia (moved to ASF)
  2. DOXIA-457

Upgrade Doxia's checkstyle to version 5.x, and make it immediately useable within IDEs


    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Open Open
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.2
    • Fix Version/s: None
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      The src/main/resources/config/doxia_checkstyle.xml document is tailored for checkstyle version 4.x.
      Some incompatible alterations were done in the upgrade from checkstyle version 4 to 5
      (refer to for changes), implying that anyone
      running IDEs or by other means running checkstyle version 5+ will crash and burn.

      Moreover, the checkstyle document really ought to be directly usable within an IDE - or we should provide
      some documentation on what needs to be done to make it run within IDEs. (More specifically, which properties
      should be defined within the IDE and which values they should have). In particular, the RegexpHeader

      <module name="RegexpHeader">
              <property name="headerFile" value="${checkstyle.header.file}"/>

      ... requires a property value, referring to a file not present within the doxia
      VCS tree. We should really make maven download the jar containing the header file template,
      and expand it. This would facilitate its proper use within IDEs.

      I'll attach a raw, initial attempt at a checkstyle 5.x-compliant version of the doxia_checkstyle.xml

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            • Assignee:
              Lennart Jorelid


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