Yesterday, I released a new version of PMD. It’s mostly a bugfix release and it was time after almost 2 months to get out a new version.
The bugfixes are a healthy mix of false positives and negatives in the Java rules space. In total 19 bugs have been fixed. The affected rules are:
- java-controversial/DataFlowAnomalyAnalysis (#1393)
- java-design/ConstructorCallsOverridableMethod (#1388)
- java-imports/UnnecessaryFullyQualifiedName (#1404)
- java-logging/GuardLogStatementJavaUtil (#1398)
- java-migrating/JUnit4TestShouldUseBeforeAnnotation (#1400)
- java-naming/VariableNamingConventions (#1399)
- java-optimizations/PrematureDeclaration (#1396)
- java-optimizations/SimplifyStartsWith (#1392)
- java-strings/ConsecutiveLiteralAppends (#1384, #1401)
- java-strings/ConsecutiveAppendsShouldReuse (#1370)
- java-strings/InsufficientStringBufferDeclarationRule (#1371, #1380)
- java-strings/StringToString (#1397)
- java-unusedcode/UnusedPrivateMethod (#1395, #1403, #1405)
There is one bugfix, that hopefully fixes a problem for Windows users: As you know, Windows usually doesn’t care about cases of filenames - and so should PMD under Windows. This should be fixed and file exclusions for CPD should work as expected now under Windows, too (#1402).
Another bugfix is a small fix in the internal
dogfood.xml ruleset, that PMD uses itself
on its own source code (#1394). It excluded a rule,
that has been renamed a while ago from UncommentedEmptyMethod to UncommentedEmptyMethodBody.
The exact git log is here: https://github.com/pmd/pmd/compare/pmd_releases/5.3.3...pmd:pmd_releases/5.3.4
And most important - the usual news with the download links:
- Changelog: https://pmd.github.io/pmd-5.3.4/overview/changelog.html
- Downloads: https://github.com/pmd/pmd/releases/tag/pmd_releases%2F5.3.4
- Fixed Bugs: https://sourceforge.net/p/pmd/bugs/milestone/PMD-5.3.4/
- Documentation: https://pmd.github.io/pmd-5.3.4/
Thanks to all who contributed to this release with either bug reports or fixes!