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Coverity 8.7.0 has been released!

This release includes new/improved support for the Jack-and-Jill Android Toolchain. In addition, there a number of new checkers available for C#/Java/Android/Javascript.

The following improvements have been made:

  • Support for C++11 noexcept exception specifiers has been improved for implicitly declared special member functions.
  • Support for C++11 noexcept exception specifiers has been improved.
  • Added parsing support of C11 atomic feature.
  • Support for Clang modules has been added. It is no longer necessary to disable Clang modules support in native builds in order to capture a build.
  • Added support for clang version 3.9.
  • Uncaught exception defects will now be reported for functions declared with the C++11 noexcept exception specifier.
  • Apple Clang 8.0 is now supported.

All users who are experiencing build issues should upgrade to this version; a number of bugs have been fixed with this release.


Version 7.6.0.x is no longer supported.

The current supported versions are:

  • 7.7.0.x (to be retired July 2017)
  • 8.5.0.x
  • 8.7.0.x

Users are encouraged to download the latest tools in Downloads.

Going forward, only the latest three releases will be supported. This means projects should be expected to update their tools approximately once a year (or more frequently if you want the latest features/support).


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