PMD Plugin

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Plugin ID pmd Changes In Latest Release
Since Latest Release
Latest Release
Latest Release Date
Required Core
3.42 (archives)
Sep 04, 2015
matrix-project (version:1.2.1)
dashboard-view (version:2.9.4, optional)
analysis-core (version:1.73)
token-macro (version:1.10, optional)
maven-plugin (version:2.9, optional)
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Ulli Hafner (id: drulli)
Usage Installations 2014-Nov 10910
2014-Dec 10740
2015-Jan 11242
2015-Feb 11130
2015-Mar 11672
2015-Apr 11503
2015-May 11260
2015-Jun 11593
2015-Jul 11760
2015-Aug 11631
2015-Sep 11634
2015-Oct 11638

This plugin generates the trend report for PMD, an open source static code analysis program. 

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.

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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 PMD plug-in scans for pmd.xml files in the build workspace and reports the number of warnings found. This plug-in is part of the suite of static code analysis plug-ins that are documented on a separate WIKI page.

The following features are provided by this plug-in:

  • Configuration of the files to scan after a build.
  • Build summary showing the new and fixed warnings of a build
  • Several trend reports showing the number of warnings per build
  • Overview of the found warnings per module, package, category, or type
    • Parsing of Maven pom.xml or Ant build.xml configuration files to obtain the module or project name
    • Parsing of Java files to obtain the package or name space name
  • Detail reports of the found warnings optionally filtered by severity (or new and fixed)
    • Short messages is read from the report file
    • Detailed description is read from the PMD library
  • Colored HTML display of the corresponding source file and warning lines:
    • Direct link to the warning line
    • Highlighting of single lines as well as line ranges
    • Highlighting of multiple line ranges per warning (different color for primary range)
    • Tool tip describing the warning message
  • Failure threshold to mark a build as unstable
  • Configurable project health support
  • Works with the freestyle and native m2 build option (activated on goal pmd:pmd or site)
  • Remote API to export the build quality and found warnings
  • Several tokens to simplify post processing of the results
  • Localization available for: DE, JA (Please help to localize PMD for your locale!)

The current release is available in the download section. This plug-in is developed and maintained by Ullrich Hafner. Please use the mailing lists or issue tracker to ask questions, create feature request or bug reports, since I don't read the comment section on this page regularly.


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Release 3.42

  • Added support for workflow plug-in (Thanks to Antonio Muñiz and Manuel Recena for their PRs)
  • Fixed links in detail page of trend reports (JENKINS-29900)

Release 3.40.

  • Upgrade of messages to PMD 5.2.3.

Release 3.39

Release 3.37

  • Added a view column that shows the number of warnings in a job

Release 3.36

  • Make dependency to ant-plugin optional

Release 3.35

  • Added some more fields that are exposed via the REST API (JENKINS-17767, thanks to Mihail Menev, Johann Vierthaler for the patch!)
  • Added Traditional Chinese translations (thanks to Pei-Tang Huang!)
  • Added system configuration option to disable console logging of all static analysis plug-ins (JENKINS-15246, thanks to Sebastian Seidl for the patch!)
  • Added system configuration option to fail a build when one of the static analysis plug-ins fails parsing its input (JENKINS-17663, thanks to Mihail Menev and Johann Vierthaler for the patch)
  • Fixed broken encoding handling in maven jobs (JENKINS-17657, thanks to André Lehmann!)

Release 3.34

  • Show more details in the fixed warnings view (JENKINS-15959)
  • Aggregate the maven parent module results in failed builds when the failure is caused by a threshold being hit (JENKINS-15324, JENKINS-12342)
  • Optimized http requests for static resources in the analysis plugins (JENKINS-16571)
  • Fixed missing build overview in maven jobs (JENKINS-16518)
  • Always use Xerces when parsing XML files (JENKINS-15613)
  • Read pom.xml to obtain path of output files in maven jobs (JENKINS-16250)
  • Show error message as file content if the source files could not be transferred to the master (JENKINS-16222)

Release 3.33

  • Added option to consider only stable builds when calculating new warnings (Thanks to David Pärsson for the patch, JENKINS-15037)
  • Fixed NPE when comparing warnings (JENKINS-15414, JENKINS-15250)

Release 3.32

Release 3.31

Release 3.30

  • Added xerces dependency if slave has no xerces in classpath (JENKINS-14509)

Release 3.29

  • Show all values of difference graph

Release 3.28

  • Added hyperlinks to build summary if threshold is exceeded (JENKINS-12424)

Release 3.27

  • Added option to filter projects with zero warnings in the warnings dashboard portlet (JENKINS-12984)
  • Center the affected source line in source view (JENKINS-13491)
  • Fixed incompatibility of detail tabs with new bread crumb view (JENKINS-13532)

Release 3.26

  • Added a new portlet that shows the warning totals as a line graph

Release 3.25

  • Show build result threshold evaluation information in build summary (JENKINS-12424)
  • Support for column ranges in warnings (JENKINS-12801)
  • Fixed plug-in configuration if used in conjunction with flexible-publisher plug-in (JENKINS-12182, JENKINS-8185)
  • Upgrade to PMD 4.2.6

Release 3.24

  • Fixed initialization problem when configuring the plug-in for maven jobs. (JENKINS-12075)

Release 3.23

  • Fixed NPE while configuring a graph with no builds yet (JENKINS-12045)
  • Group warnings by relative path if the associated language has no package or namespace concept (JENKINS-11846)
  • Allow skipping of calculating "new" issues (JENKINS-11761)
  • Fixed display of 'Use delta for new warnings' option (JENKINS-11758)
  • Ignore 'new warnings' threshold in the first build (JENKINS-11718)

Release 3.22

  • Fixed enlarge link for trend graphs (JENKINS-11324)
  • Fixed visibility of 'enable trend graph' link
  • Fixed reading of results if analysis is invoked during 'mvn site' (JENKINS-10820)

Release 3.21

  • Ignore failed builds when evaluating the build history in trend graphs and new warnings calculation (JENKINS-10682)
  • Added OSGi bundle detection when grouping warnings by module (JENKINS-10681)
  • Use the path as a replacement for the package grouping for all warnings that are not from Java or C# files (issue 2)

Release 3.20

Release 3.19

  • Added new tokens for token macro plug-in (JENKINS-10027): now tokens PMD_NEW, PMD_FIXED, PMD_COUNT and PMD_RESULT are available.

Release 3.18

Release 3.17

  • Fixed display of trend graphs for maven jobs (report)

Release 3.16

  • Fixed health reporting and build failure/unstable thresholds for maven project type (JENKINS-4912, JENKINS-3514)
  • Fixed broken detail views when using a reverse proxy (JENKINS-3410, thanks to Benjamin Cabé for the fix)
  • Show the reference build that is used to compute new and fixed warnings (when build thresholds are set)
  • Improved logging statements when build is executed on a slave

Release 3.15

  • Added configuration option to enable automatic project and module name detection by reading all Ant project.xml and Maven pom.xml files (JENKINS-8915, JENKINS-9090)
  • Added preliminary support for the Token Macro Plugin: PMD_COUNT expands to the number of PMD warnings and PMD_RESULT expands to the plug-in build result (stable, unstable, failed)

Release 3.14

  • Fixed missing dependency to Hudson/Jenkins 1.395 (JENKINS-8509)

Release 3.13

  • Jenkins update to links and documentation
  • Show progress text while dashboard portlet graphs are created

Release 3.12

  • Added support for multi-configuration projects (JENKINS-6772)

Release 3.11

  • Fixed sorting of date labels of dashboard trend graphs (JENKINS-8476)
  • Fixed evaluation of builds that will be considered in the dashboard trend graph (JENKINS-8283)

Release 3.10

  • Added build status thresholds for each warning priority (JENKINS-3561)

Release 3.9

  • Fixed computation of module names for maven projects (JENKINS-6768)
  • Don't report an error message if a maven module does not contain a report file (JENKINS-6895)
  • Fixed ant links (JENKINS-6862)

Release 3.8

Release 3.7

Release 3.6

  • Fixed broken links to project page and overview image (JENKINS-6417)

Release 3.5

  • Added trend graph portlets for the dashboard view
  • Added option to start the plug-in even for failed builds (JENKINS-6117)
  • Added 'enlarge' link for trend graphs that shows a detail page with the graph
  • Fixed ordering of warnings in detail views (JENKINS-6132)
  • Fixed warning distribution graph in files detail view (JENKINS-6139)

Release 3.4

Release 3.3

  • New warnings computation is now based on the current build and the reference build (i.e., the last successful build, see JENKINS-5147)
  • Visualized plug-in build status (based on the healthiness thresholds)
  • Added high scores for successful builds
  • Don't show project action if there are no warnings (JENKINS-5473)
  • Don't show trend graph configuration on job creation (JENKINS-5294)
  • Improved remote API, now the warning keys are also exposed (JENKINS-5195)

Release 3.2

  • Added support for the new plug-in [Static Analysis Collector plug-in] to provide combined trend graphs and health reporting (JENKINS-3320)
  • Improved remote API, now the warnings are also exposed (JENKINS-5195)

Release 3.1

  • Fixed trend report link if there are no results available yet (JENKINS-5156)
  • Fixed preview of trend reports
  • Added dependency to Hudson 1.337 due to a class loader bug in previous versions (JENKINS-4993)

Release 3.0

  • Extracted common code of the static code analysis plug-ins into a new utility plug-in "analysis-core"
  • Several bug fixes and small improvements

[Release 1.x - 2.x ChangeLog]


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