All used TICS binaries, code checkers, their versions and repositories are configured in the config.yaml file. By default, config.yaml is preconfigured for the usage of the TICS Viewer Embedded Repository, which is connected with the TIOBE Registry.
Below an example is given for the config.yaml file, using the default embedded repository. Upgrading an artifact can be done by updating the version number in config.yaml. Version numbers can be obtained from the TIOBE download site, where you can log in using the credentials provided to you by TIOBE.
versions: checkers: TICScyclox: version: 47809 platform: linux64 rules: cpptest: version: 46945 ticsbin: artifacts: - version: 2022.3.1.47846 platform: ubuntu_16.04 - version: 2022.3.1.47831 platform: windows jre: artifacts: - version: 11.0.13+8 platform: x64_linux - version: 11.0.13+8 platform: x64_windows wrapper: version: 47278
The artifact information on the TIOBE download site site provides you with the following required information:
|Artifact||Name of the artifact||ticsbin, rules, CPD, DutchPickle|
|version||Required when using the embedded repository. Holds version number of the artifact||12345, 2023.1.1, 1,0,0|
|platform||Optional. The compatible operating system, platform||windows, linux64|
Please refer to Artifact configuration for external artifact repositories when using External artifact repositories
Artifacts not available from the TIOBE registry can be uploaded manually as follows:
Open the the TIOBE download site and log in using the credentials provided to you by TIOBE.
To download a checker, such as PMD, click on "Latest version" and save the zip file to disk
In the viewer, log in, and navigate to the Analyzer Configuration page. You need to have the appropriate permissions to do this.
Click on the folder
chk in the file tree.
Click on 'Upload File' and select the downloaded zip file.
Navigate to the config.yaml file (for the appropriate configuration, if there are multiple).
Find the corresponding checker name, in this case,
pmd and change the artifact property to
Updating the version property is optional; if you do not update it, please remove the property.
Afterwards press 'Save'.
Now the new checker is configured. The next time that TICS runs, it will download and use the newly configured checker.