Debian and Maven, a crash of culture

Tim O’Brien posted his frustration about the state of Java packaging in Debian. While I’m not affiliated with Debian nor Ubuntu, I wanted to post something in defense. I completely understand where Tim is coming from. To the eyes of Java developers, the Java packaging in Debian looks completely Sisyphean. We got all the binaries…

My epic battle with findbugs-maven-plugin and how I utterly lost

It started quite innoucently. I was looking at this thread in Jenkins dev list and thought it’d be a good idea to get some critical findbugs errors to fail a build. My goal was simple, I want to run some high-priority findbugs checkers during the build, and if they report any error, I want the…