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The development team of PVS-Studio static code analyzer has long and persistently been developing their product for Windows OS, and thus, proved itself as a reliable provider of high quality software.

For general information - PVS-Studio is a tool for bug detection in C, C++, and C# projects. It is intended for use in finding and fixing security and quality issues in code, before they turn into vulnerabilities, crashes, or painful debugging. Until now it was intended for the developers using Visual Studio environment.

Now the team set a bigger goal and started Linux support. In this article, the author speaks about various tasks that the programmers have set on the stage of the product development. Here are some of them:
  1. more complete support of GCC and Clang;
  2. a new system of regression tests in Linux, so that you can track the changes results in the analyzer kernel and add new diagnostics;
  3. compiler monitoring to help programmers quickly and easily check the project without distracting people who support makefiles and the build system in general;
  4. documentation improvement, so that the user can get information with the examples about any diagnostic;
  5. testing, distribution, support organization.

For now this product is in the alpha version, but the development team invites everybody who is willing, to participate in the testing of a beta-version, which will hopefully be ready soon. To do this, send an e-mail with the subject "PVS-Studio for Linux, Beta" to the address support@viva64.com with quick answers to the following questions:
  • Under which operating system are you planning to run the analyzer?
  • Which development environment are you using?
  • Which compiler are you using to build the project?
  • Which build system do you use?

Once we have a version that can be tried, they'll write to all the volunteers who contacted them.