- It's easier for the community to help you
- Source code is hosted in the Github organization named SonarCommunity
- Use JIRA to track issues
- Use Jenkins for continuous integration
- Use this wiki for documentation
- Most of all, the plugin is available in the Update Center, so users can quickly install the plugin from the SonarQube web interface
If you're not interested in writing your own plugin, but just want to see what's currently being hammered into shape in the forge, check out the plugins under development.
- follow the code coding conventions (see below)
- do not be misleading in terms of content (the code needs to do pretty much what the name and description say it does)
- have a business-friendly license (the default license is LGPL3)
- do not compete with existing SonarSource products (sorry, but we gotta pay the bills somehow)
- receive +1’s from three voting members of the development list and no -1’s for the initial release
To keep your plugin in the forge, it must remain in compliance with everything on the first list and:
be maintained over time (meaning you should pay attention to the mailing lists and respond to bugs and API changes)
receive at least one +1 from a voting member of the development mailing list for subsequent releases
If any of these requirements are not met, or stop being met (if, for example you change the license to one that’s not business-friendly) we may remove the plugin from the forge immediately
- The plugin must support
Java 5(Java 6 since March 2013). The Continuous Integration job uses Oracle JDK 6.
- The plugin is must be built with Maven 2.2.x or 3.x
- The directory name is the plugin name
- The groupId is
sonar-<name>-plugin. For example the plugin "foo" is stored in the directory foo and its artifact id is
Set the following properties:
Code Block title pom.xml lang xml
<project> <parent> <groupId>org.codehaus.sonar-plugins</groupId> <artifactId>parent</artifactId> <!-- The latest version can be found by looking at the tags starting with "parent-" in http://svnsearch.codehausmaven.org/#search|gav|1|g%3A%22org.codehaus.sonar-plugins/tags/plugins%22%20AND%20a%3A%22parent%22 --> <version>REPLACE_BY_LATEST_VERSION</version> <relativePath>../parent</relativePath> </parent> <artifactId>sonar-foo-plugin</artifactId> <version>1.0-SNAPSHOT</version> <packaging>sonar-plugin</packaging> <name>Plugin name</name> <description>Plugin description</description> <url>http://docs.codehaus.org/display/SONAR/MY+PLUGIN</url> <inceptionYear>2013<<inceptionYear>2014</inceptionYear> <organization> <name>My Organization</name> <url>http://www.my-organization.com</url> </organization> <issueManagement> <system>JIRA</system> <url>http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/SONARPLUGINS/component/MY-JIRA-COMPONENT-ID</url> </issueManagement> <scm> <connection>scm:svngit:firstname.lastname@example.org://svn.codehaus.org/sonar-plugins/trunk/MY-PLUGIN<SonarCommunity/MY-PLUGIN.git</connection> <developerConnection>scm:svngit:email@example.com://svn.codehaus.org/sonar-plugins/trunk/MY-PLUGIN<SonarCommunity/MY-PLUGIN.git</developerConnection> <url>http<url>https://svn.sonar-plugins.codehaus.org<github.com/SonarCommunity/MY-PLUGIN</url> <tag>HEAD</tag> </scm> ... </project>
- Configure your pom by overriding values provided by parent - see SonarQube Plugins Forge Parent POM. Default license is LGPL3.
- Follow Maven POM conventions
- Add the plugin to the main pom of the forge
- Do not commit incomplete changes (Git is not a backup system)
- Do not commit IDE files (.settings, .project, .classpath, .idea, *.iml, *.ipr, *.iws)
- Use meaningful comments when doing a commit, always with the JIRA key and title (e.g. "SONARPLUGIN-1234 add rule FOO") - see Note About Git Commit Messagesthis note about Git commit messages
- Subscribe to the mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org
- Overuse JUnit tests with the help of FEST Assert and Mockito
- Use comments and javadocs only when necessary
- Do not forget the license header on all Java and Ruby files
- Source code encoding should be set to UTF-8 to prevent cross-platform encoding issues. UTF-8 is specified in parent POMs, so it is used by Maven when building the projects. However, it may not be set by default in your prefered IDE. The best practice is to force it for all your source code.
- For Eclipse : go to "Preferences -> General -> Workspace" and force the "Text file encoding" to "UTF-8"
- For IntelliJ IDEA : go to "Settings -> File Encodings" and force the "IDE Encoding" to "UTF-8"
- Replace tabulations by 2 whitespacestab characters with 2 space characters
- Be aware of the inspection of plugins on Nemo