Nope. It was introduced along with PMD target by Max Berger in June, 2008,

I only made some enhancements to it, like adding the exclusion file.


On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Simon Pepping <>wrote:

> Glenn,
> One note: You introduced findbugs as a tool, and you created the
> findbugs target in the build file.
> Simon
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 08:28:09AM -0700, Glenn Adams wrote:
> > Thanks! You say:
> >
> > "I note that we have not accepted findbugs as a tool of the project. I
> > think that not all developers are a fan of the tool."
> >
> > Is there an alternative, and equally or more effective tool that is
> > acceptable to more developers, e.g., PMD? If there is, then perhaps we
> > should migrate to it? If not, then perhaps we should make findbugs a
> "tool
> > of the project". Since there has been a "findbugs" target in build.xml
> for a
> > while (at least it was there when I started on the project), it seems
> like
> > it is in some way a "tool of the project".
> >
> > In any case, I believe we should make regular use of findbugs or a
> suitable
> > alternative, and that no commit should occur without verifying that no
> new
> > errors/warnings are being introduced.

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