Thanks to your advice (and my finding the checkstyle configurator in
Idea) I'm now using checkstyle-5.0.xml from FOP.  Thank you very much!

However, I notice there are still warnings. 16 items

Missing a Javadoc comment. (58:5)
'parentArea' hides a field. (115:47)
'parentArea' hides a field. (145:50)
Method length is 185 lines (max allowed is 150) (372:5)

I'm using JetBrains IDEA 8.1.3.

Is the rule we ignore warnings and only look for errors?

BTW, I got Checkstyle to work in IDEA by changing checkstyle-5.0.xml in
FOP in the following way:

  <module name="RegexpHeader">
    <property name="headerFile"

Thanks again for your help!,
Jonathan S. Levinson
Senior Software Developer
Object Group

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexander Kiel [] 
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: Confused about checkstyle use

Hi Jonathan,

did you use the checkstyle-5.0.xml from FOP or the default SUN profile? 
I'm currently not able to start IDEA, but two days ago as I downloaded 
the plugin, I noticed that the SUn profile was active and I had to 
define the FOP profile. And if you define the FOP profile, you will 
properly notice that the header thing did not work. Its a path inclusion

problem of the header.* file. I did not have a solution for it, I just 
commended it out for now.

Best Regards

Jonathan Levinson wrote:
> I've installed the Checkstyle plugin for IDEA and the current code 
> when scanned by the plugin shows lots of Checkstyle errors.
> Here are some errors scanning
> Missing file (0:0)
> Line is longer than 80 characters. (18:0)
> First sentence should end with a period (53:0)
> Variable 'bpUnit' must be private and have accessor methods. (61:19)
> What does it mean to have clean code according to "Checkstyle"?
> Is my plugin misconfigured? Is it by default at too strict a setting?
> Best Regards,
> Jonathan S. Levinson
> Senior Software Developer
> Object Group
> InterSystems

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