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Compatibility with Sonar

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Description / Features

Sonar PDF plugin allows to generate a report in PDF format that contains the most relevant information showed by Sonar web interface. The report aims to be a deliverable as part of project documentation.
Actually the report contains:

  • Global dashboard (similar to Sonar web interface dashboard)
  • Violations by categories
  • Hotspots:
    • Most violated rules
    • Most violated files
    • Most complex classes
    • Most duplicated files
  • Dashboard, violations and hotspots for all child modules (if they exists)

You can download an example of report here.


As Maven Plugin

First analyze your project in sonar. Then run the generate goal:

Available properties (-Dproperty=value)

  • sonar server URL (i.e http://my-host:9000/sonar)
  • branch: report on a project branch
  • report.type: select a report type. Values:
    • -Dreport.type=executive
    • -Dreport.type=workbook (default)

If your Sonar server URL is http://localhost:9000 you don't need to specify

As Sonar Plugin (post-job)

Sonar PDF can be used as a plugin of sonar modeling a post-job work. In this way, a PDF report is generated after each analysis in Sonar (mvn sonar:sonar includes the generation of report).
How to install Sonar PDF in Sonar
The installation process is the standard process to install any plugin in Sonar:

  • Dowload pdf-report-0.3.jar
  • Copy to [sonar-dir]/extensions/plugins
  • Restart Sonar

You can skip report generation at top level or project level:


 0.3 Release

  • Sonar 1.10.X compatibility
  • More deep information about violations
    • Violation and violated line numbers on most violated rules
    • For each module and parent project (if exists)
  • New Sonar Post-job hook

 0.2 Release

  • Sonar 1.9 compatibility
  • Hotspots info
    • Most violated rules
    • Most violated files
    • Most complex classes
    • Most duplicated files
  • Possibility of use "-Dbranch" parameter
  • Better tendency images

0.1 First release

  • Initial data set
    • Dashboard
    • Categories violations

Known limitations

First compatible version: Sonar 1.8

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