Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) today announced the release of its annual Coverity Scan® Open Source Report which details analysis of source code through the Coverity Scan service and commercial usage of the Synopsys Coverity® Software Testing Platform.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), today announced its latest Coverity Scan® Project Spotlight report, which analyzed the defects in big data projects detected by the Coverity Scan open source software scanning service.
The LibreOffice team analyzed more than 9 million lines of code to find and fix more than 6,000 defects – including high- and medium-impact defects like null pointer dereferences, resource leaks and error handling issues.
The bottom line is that Coverity has an excellent static analysis product, and if you run or contribute to an open source project written in C/C++, you should be using Coverity Scan. It will likely find bugs that can certainly have security implications in your code.
For years open source and proprietary software camps have fought over which model produces better software. According to Coverity's annual Scan report, released today, both sides are right. And wrong. Depending on how big the code base is.
Coverity is a project that runs all kind of automated code checks, discovering typical but often hidden programming errors. Memory leaks, but also errors that may cause little, not so often encountered errors for the users. The reports from Coverity are a valuable contribution to - among others - the LibreOffice development process.
A handful of memory-related issues were plugged up yesterday in Mesa thanks to the Coverity static code analysis tools. Coverity scans in the past have found dozens of problems in Mesa and hundreds of other free software projects.
Apache OpenOffice, while still incubating at the Apache Software Foundation, has been updated by the developers to add new languages, improve stability and enhance performance. From version 3.4.1 onwards, the OpenOffice developers are making use of static analysis of the source code provided by Coverity, which will assist them in detecting bugs.
Software testing firm Coverity has uncovered 16 code defects, similar to a defect recently found in the MySQL database server, in nine different open source code bases, including Nmap, OpenBabble, and Ncbi-tools.
A decade ago most enterprises avoided Open Source software, but things have changed. Right now Open Source use at enterprises stands at higher than 75 percent, and Gartner predicts that in just five years that 99 percent of enterprises will have adopted some amount of Open Source software