This is the press release of the New Year's version of the PVS-Studio 7.11 analyzer. Since the new version includes only a few enhancements, let's take this opportunity to recall the options for free PVS-Studio use.
The following professionals can use PVS-Studio for free:
To learn more about these options and choose the appropriate one for your project, please check out the review article: "Ways to Get a Free PVS-Studio License".
Students and professors can also use our analyzer for free. For this purpose, either adding comments in the code or running the analyzer on the Compiler Explorer site are suitable. More details are available here: Free PVS-Studio for Students and Teachers.
Why did we decide to review all these options? First, not everyone knows about them yet. Second, this release offers a small update for Linux users who use comments in code.
Here are the changes!
As we know, the free version of PVS-Studio requires adding comments to the beginning of each source file. Users must follow different steps to activate the pvs-studio-analyzer utility for the PVS-Studio Linux free version. Now before starting the analysis for the first time, you must enter a special license key using the following command:
pvs-studio-analyzer credentials PVS-Studio Free FREE-FREE-FREE-FREE.
Yes, this additional action slightly complicates the process. We are sorry. However, we did this to simplify the license check and some other scenarios. For example, if you entered an incorrect name or key as the license information, you will see it immediately, and not at the end of the analysis. We'll tell you more about why we introduced this change in a separate article.