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Summary: Information and Release Notes about the JEE File Discoverer for the CAST Delivery Manager Tool. This extension is a file system discoverer.

Note that the documentation contained in this page is valid for the following releases of the JEE File Discoverer extensions:

  • 1.0.x
  • 1.1.x

Extension description

This discoverer detects projects based on the presence of java files.

In what situation should you install this extension?

This extension should be used when the java project files such as .project or pom.xml are not delivered with the source code (without these files, the discoverers provided "out of the box" in the CAST Delivery Manager Tool cannot detect all java files). It's a kind of "catch-all" to ensure that all java files will be packaged for analysis.

When the extension is installed, you can choose to activate it or not in each package you create in the CAST Delivery Manager Tool. To do so, click the Package Configuration tab and define the type of projects to discover in the package (refer to the Extension interface paragraph below).

Please be aware that this extension is only intended to be used as a fall-back for projects where "out of the box" discoverers provided in CAST AIP are not enough. It should be used in parallel with or instead of the other discoverers. On large projects it can produce sub-optimal analysis configurations, with some side effects that can impact the stability of results.

Technical information

What does the extension identify - i.e. what does it consider as a "project" and therefore an Analysis Unit in the CAST Management Studio?

A project is created for each group of java files based on the following criteria:

As such, given the following folder structure (for example):

------class1.java (package com.demo)
-------test1.java (package com.demo)

Using this extension with the above folder structure will yield a project called "folder2" with a root path folder1/folder2. This project references the various java folders inside the root. In this case, we have two folders:

If jar files are found inside the project root path, they are added in the references of the project.

CAST AIP Upgrade

When upgrading from CAST AIP 7.0.x to a compatible version (see section below), the java projects already discovered in CAST AIP 7.0.x and all previous configuration changes made in the CAST Management Studio will be preserved.

In order to respect this requirement and the project renaming conventions from v7.0.xx, the extension will remove any character from the project name that is not included in the following character set:


CAST AIP compatibility

This extension is compatible with:

CAST AIP release
7.3.3 and all higher 7.3.x releases(tick)

Download and installation instructions

Please see: 

  • This extension contains a File discoverer and you should take note of the specific instructions in the installation guide that explains how to package your source code with the CAST Delivery Manager Tool when you have an existing Version.
  • The latest release status of this extension can be seen when downloading it from the CAST Extend server.

Extension interface

The following screen shots show the differences in the product when the extension is installed:

When the extension is installed after the creation of the package, the item shown above is not selected by default. If you activate it after the Package action has been executed, you must re-package (without forcing the re-extraction) to discover the projects.

Note: please ensure that you exclude projects that correspond to the same source code.



Packaging your source code with the CAST Delivery Manager Tool

When you use the CAST Delivery Manager Tool to package the source code, please ensure that you tick the following option in the CAST Delivery Manager Tool to activate the extension:

Note that:

  • this option will be disabled (unticked) in all pre-existing packages - you need to check it before starting the packaging process otherwise it will be ignored.
  • for new packages created after the extension's installation, the option will be enabled by default