Coverity coverage of Wine

Paul Vriens Paul.Vriens at
Tue Sep 12 04:25:20 CDT 2006

On Tue, 2006-09-12 at 11:15 +0200, Detlef Riekenberg wrote:
> On Di, 2006-09-12 at 08:51 +0200, Paul Vriens wrote:
> > the latest run (with report) on the Coverity site seems to be from July
> > 21st. 
> > Does anybody know more about the why?
> What comes in my mind, that they offered there Service to Wine
> to use it as an Advertisement like:
> "Coverity detected >800 Errors in Wine and all where fixed in less
> than 2 Month"
> We started to fix them, but the fixing-Rate went down near to Zero
> very fast.
> To remember, the Announcement from Ben Chelf was on 07. April 2006:
> The first Day, we fixed 31 Defects
> ( ),
> but the total Results are not so good:
> We marked 74 Defects as RESOLVED, 78 Entries are Verified and 344 are
> still Uninspected or Pending. (Overview at )
> You must also think, that every Run is visible with annotated source.
> This cost them a lot of GB HD-Space, that is always online for us.
> > I've tried to contact Coverity for
> > the last month and my last email (where I've requested a read-receipt,
> > shame on me) was deleted without being read.
> IMHO, they did not see enough benefit for there investigation in Wine.
> Simple: We do not pay, they stopped....
But wouldn't it be nice if they would tell us?

The page "" shows lots of projects and I cannot
believe they are all paying 'customers'.

If they want to stop covering Wine they can do it of course, but it
would be nice to throw us of the main page then. Otherwise all that will
be seen is 'look at how many issues Wine still has, it must be (very)



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