March 26, 2006

Firebird team comments on Coverity tests results

Author: Claudio Valderrama

Carlos H. Cantu writes "A few weeks ago, Coverity released the first results of its automated source code analyser tool running against various Open Source softwares. Firebird Database was among the projects covered. The Coverity tool pointed some possible bugs, in the ICU (International Components for Unicode) and GPRE modules of Firebird. Now Claudio Valderrama, official Firebird code reviewer have posted some comments about the test results. Most of the problems reported was in a third party library (ICU) developed by IBM and used in Firebird. Claudio points out that none of the problems reported seems to be critical or affects Firebird stability. Should Firebird team fix problems in third party libraries source?"
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