Task Scanner Plugin

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Plugin Information

Plugin ID tasks
Latest Release 4.36-h-1
Latest Release Date Apr 2, 2013
Sources Github
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Issue Tracking Eclipse Bugzilla

This plugin scans the workspace files for open tasks and generates a trend report.

Quick Overview


Installation Requirements
This plug-in requires the utility plug-in "analysis-core" (called "Static Analysis Utilities" in the update manager). Please ensure that the latest version of this plug-in is also installed.


 
This plug-in is supported by the Static Analysis Collector plug-in that collects different analysis results and shows the results in aggregated trend graphs. Additionally, health reporting and build stability is also based on the aggregated results.

The tasks scanner plug-in scans the workspace files for open tasks like TODO, FIXME, or @deprecated. It is inspired by the maven taglist plug-in. This plug-in is part of the suite of static code analysis plug-ins that are documented on a separate WIKI page.

  • You can specify the files to scan after a build
  • Three configurable priority levels are supported (e.g. HIGH=FIXME, NORMAL=TODO, LOW=@deprecated)
  • Several trend reports showing the number of tasks per build
  • Overview of the found tasks per module or package
    • Parsing of Maven pom.xml or Ant build.xml configuration files to obtain the module or project name
    • Parsing of Java or C# files to obtain the package or name space name
  • Detail reports of the found tasks filtered by severity
  • Colored HTML display of the corresponding source files and with direct links to the tasks
  • Highlighting of the line that contains a task (with a tool tip showing the priority)
  • Failure threshold to mark a build as unstable
  • Configurable project health support
  • Works with the freestyle and native m2 build option of Hudson (activated on goal findbugs:findbugs or site)
  • Remote API to export the build quality and found open tasks
  • Localization available for: DE, JA (Please help to localize task scanner for your locale!)

 Configuration

Configuring the plugin should be self-explanatory: You simply need to activate the task scanner plugin as shown below. Add the tag keywords you would like to use and save the configuration. Then the next build will report the number of open tasks and show the trend.

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  1. Aug 31, 2007

    Anonymous says:

    Love this plugin! can't wait until it aggregates all the tasks/source into a...

    Love this plugin! can't wait until it aggregates all the tasks/source into a list that users can see.

  2. Sep 05, 2007

    Anonymous says:

    Hi, seems to be a cool plugin, unfortunately I don't get the Task-Icon (just a b...

    Hi, seems to be a cool plugin, unfortunately I don't get the Task-Icon (just a broken-image icon)). The url the image referes is "http://<ourserver>/hudson/plugin/tasks/icons/tasks-48x48.png" and on the menu "http://<ourserver>/hudson/plugin/tasks/icons/tasks-24x24.png"

    If you can fix that it would be great

  3. Sep 05, 2007

    Anonymous says:

    Another Comment: The "Open Task Trend" only updates when a full refresh is done ...

    Another Comment: The "Open Task Trend" only updates when a full refresh is done (Ctrl-F5).
    You should add a timestamp or anthing else to your request, so the graph is regenerated.

    Daniel

    1. Sep 05, 2007

      Kohsuke Kawaguchi says:

      Please use the issue tracker for recording RFEs and issues.

      Please use the issue tracker for recording RFEs and issues.

  4. Nov 28, 2007

    Michael Vorburger says:

    Had a little bit of trouble installing this plug-in... it downloads as ZIP and n...

    Had a little bit of trouble installing this plug-in... it downloads as ZIP and not as .HPI. But once renamed the .zip to .hpi (no unzip) and uploaded via the /hudson/managePlugins console (it didn't work when I just unzipped it into the $HUDSON_HOME/plugins) and restarted, all is well.

    And it looks good! And useful. Thank you.

  5. Feb 16, 2008

    Anonymous says:

    We have sources in utf-8 and comments not in english. Plugin shows tasks in weir...

    We have sources in utf-8 and comments not in english. Plugin shows tasks in weird symbols. This is also true for links to source files. Like

    High Priority: FIXME
    File: VisualComponentHelper.java
     
    Line 100: Если модель РёР- начально содержала неверное

    Browser is setup to view page in utf-8.
    How can i fix that?

  6. Feb 27, 2008

    Anonymous says:

    nice to know: Do not use file patterns like */.jsp, in case *.jsp are p...

    nice to know:

    Do not use file patterns like */.jsp, in case *.jsp are present in the target directory, you get twice the tasks.

    Use */src//.jsp instead.

  7. Feb 27, 2008

    Anonymous says:

    Wiki markup misformed the file patterns, should be  Do not use file pattern...

    Wiki markup misformed the file patterns, should be
     Do not use file patterns like **/.jsp, in case *.jsp are present in the target directory, you get twice the tasks.
     Use **/src/**/*.jsp instead.

  8. Mar 06, 2008

    Simon von Janowsky says:

    Sorry, i posted an anonymous child element on the page, please remove it, since ...

    Sorry, i posted an anonymous child element on the page, please remove it, since i am not privileged to.

    I wrote the text again as a comment....

    Simon.

  9. Mar 06, 2008

    Simon von Janowsky says:

    Hi all, don't know if this is a bug or not, but the task scanner doesn't work c...

    Hi all,

    don't know if this is a bug or not, but the task scanner doesn't work correctly,

    for the graphic there is a broken link on the status page.

    I upgraded Hudson to 1.88 and the Scanner to 2.0

     An Exception ist thrown and shown on the webpage:
    javax.servlet.ServletException: java.lang.ClassCastException: java.lang.Object cannot be cast to hudson.plugins.tasks.TasksResult
    org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:370)
    org.kohsuke.stapler.MetaClass$15.dispatch(MetaClass.java:361)
    org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:361)
    org.kohsuke.stapler.MetaClass$9.doDispatch(MetaClass.java:240)
    org.kohsuke.stapler.NameBasedDispatcher.dispatch(NameBasedDispatcher.java:30)
    org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:361)
    org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.invoke(Stapler.java:298)
    org.kohsuke.stapler.Stapler.service(Stapler.java:98)
    javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:803)
    hudson.security.HudsonFilter.doFilter(HudsonFilter.java:88)

    Greetings from germany,

    Simon.

    1. Mar 06, 2008

      Simon von Janowsky says:

      the problem arose when throwing the 1.88 hudson.war into the tomcat webapps cont...

      the problem arose when throwing the 1.88 hudson.war into the tomcat webapps container and was not deployed corectly... so 1.86 was running with tasks 2.0....  I had to setup Hudson new to get the tasks running again....

      greetz,
      Simon.

  10. Apr 23, 2008

    Corneil du Plessis says:

    I get the following exception, there are also a lot of exception during startup ...

    I get the following exception, there are also a lot of exception during startup for task-2.4.
    What should be deleted for the task plugin upgrade to work?

    Scanning workspace files for tasks...
    FATAL: java.lang.Object
    java.lang.ClassCastException: java.lang.Object
        at hudson.plugins.tasks.TasksPublisher.perform(TasksPublisher.java:143)

  11. May 01, 2008

    Lukasz says:

    If you use keyword like WARNING then it is going to report variables and any str...

    If you use keyword like WARNING then it is going to report variables and any strings that have it like

    Stirng WARNINGS ="asdf"; IMHO it should look for keyword + ' '.

    1. May 22, 2008

      Ulli Hafner says:

      Please use the issue tracker for improvements and defects. I created one for you...

      Please use the issue tracker for improvements and defects. I created one for you: issue #1738