Coverity and Wine (was: re: Adding Flawfinder to Patchwatcher)

Paul Vriens at
Mon Sep 8 01:47:12 CDT 2008

Dan Kegel wrote:
> Jason wrote:
>> I'm pretty sure Coverity's tool, Prevent, costs money to buy.
>> IIRC if the maintainers of an OSS project ask them to,
>> they will set their server to
>> run a scan on that project's code and upload
>> the scan results to the web at no charge
> And they in fact do this for Wine.  We've fixed a number
> of issues it found, see e.g.
> There are lots more to fix.
> The last scan they did was in late May, though.  They
> say they migrated to new servers and have been
> slowly bringing up all the OSS scans again.
> They haven't given a target date for having Wine's scan back online yet.
> - Dan



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