@Mixih Mixih released this May 23, 2017 · 4 commits to release/0.11 since this release

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New Bears


  • StyleLintBear - Lints css files using stylelint


  • ElmLintBear - Formats source code according to given set of rules.


  • LicenseCheckBear - Checks given files for license. Searches start
    or end of files for lines belonging to various licenses.
  • DuplicateFileBear - Checks for duplicate files.


  • FilenameBear can now recognize kebab-case naming convention.
  • FilenameBear can predict naming conventions for wide-spread
    languages like java, javascript and python. Set the
    file_naming_convention to auto to use this feature.
  • GitCommitBear can now enforce issue reference in commits.
  • GitCommitBear now recognizes user/repo#12 type issue references.
  • JSONFormatBear notifies if run on empty files.
  • JSONFormatBear tells the lines and columns at which the error
    occured instead of showing it in the error message.

New settings

  • LineCountBear can now exclude blank lines in counting the number
    of lines in a file. The new setting name is exclude_blank_lines
    and it is disabled by default i.e. False.
  • PyUnusedCodeBear can remove unused variables, see setting
  • ShellCheckBear can ignore specific rules by providing those in the
    ignore_actions setting.
  • YAMLLintBear can now be configured to check for maximum characters
    in a line, by default it is set to 80.

Default Setting Modifications

  • LanguageToolBear - language setting is changed to
    natural_language, please update your settings, it'll be deprecated
    completely in next release.
  • MarkdownBear - max_line_length setting is changed to None
    instead of 80. Issue 1581
  • YAMLLintBear - document_start setting is changed to None, not
    forbiding the usage of document start marker(---) by default. Issue 1417

Bug Fixes

  • InvalidLinkBear now extracts links from markdown correctly. Issue 1338
  • InvalidLinkBear now extracts all the links in a line. Earlier it
    used to extract only the first match.
  • PyCodeStyleBear now uses user settings along with default
    settings. Earlier it used to ignore default settings if user changed
    one of them.
  • PyImportSortBear now correctly supports option
    known_third_party_imports. Issue 1510
  • KeywordBear doesn't report false results when unsetting it.
    Previously, it used to match any text instead of matching nothing.
    Issue 1689

@Mixih Mixih released this Feb 24, 2017 · 7 commits to release/0.10 since this release

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  • Remark dependency has been pinned back to ~5.4 because version 6 changes
    current behavior and breaks tests. This is a hotfix which will be rolled
    back when the upstream addresses this.

@Mixih Mixih released this Feb 5, 2017 · 10 commits to release/0.10 since this release

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This release, we had 97 commits contributed by 42 contributors.

The coala website has been updated to a new, more modern design. You can now find a quick overview of bears and their settings at http://coala.io/#!/languages. We also have sample a bear output on the front page for some common languages.

Separation of bear dependencies from the coala_bears package is planned. This release will keep the same behavior as previous releases. However to keep current installation behavior in the future, please use the pip package index option [alldeps] as in pip3 install coala_bears[alldeps].

Here are the important changes and additions. This release tracks coala 0.10. Please see the coala release notes for the improvements in this version.

New Bears


  • GhcModBear - Checks your Haskell code for syntax errors.


  • PyFlakesBear - Checks for errors by parsing, making it safe for modules with side effects.
  • PyromaBear - Checks how well your code conforms to the python packaging system (pip, distribute, etc).
  • PythonPackageInitBear - Checks that modules have an __init__.py in their directories.


  • DennisBear - Checks PO and POT files for problems.

Bears With New Settings

You can look up the new settings at http://coala.io/#!/languages.

  • GitCommitBear
  • InvalidLinkBear
  • MarkdownBear

Deprecated Settings

  • InvalidLinkBear - timeout setting has been deprecated. Use network_timeout instead.


  • InvalidLinkBear allows per website timeouts. To use, set network_timeout to a dictionary with website URL and timeout.
  • InvalidLinkBear allow multiple URL ignores in links_to_ignore setting by setting it to a string of comma delimited URLs.
  • InvalidLinkBear now parses version control system URLs.
  • CSVLintBear now outputs the affected line.
  • XMLBear now uses severity that matches the underlying linter.


  • coala\_bears package will refuse to install on unsupported python versions. Issue 3310
  • InvalidLinkBear now analyses all links in a file. Previously, it would
    only check the first one. Issue 1296
  • InvalidLinkBear now parses markdown links properly. Issue 1338
  • KeywordBear proposes keyword removal patches for all keywords now. Previously, it would only generate a patch for the first keyword. Issue 1274
  • KeywordBear now outputs the appropriate message if it is run on an unsupported language. Previously, it would throw an unhandled exception. Issue 1256
  • YAPFBear Default settings now match upstream defaults properly. Issue 3241
  • The dependencies of the following bears were bumped due to upstream bugfixes:
    • PycodestyleBear

@Mixih Mixih released this Jan 3, 2017 · 5 commits to release/0.9 since this release

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  • A dependency problem in RadonBear causing install failure has been fixed
    Issue #1228
  • coala dependency has been fixed to only allow coala versions 0.9.x with
    0.9 series bears
    Pull #1243
  • InvalidLinkBear default timeout has been increased to 15 seconds from 2
    because it was creating false positives
    Issue #1219

@adtac adtac released this Dec 6, 2016

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This bugfix release fixes the following issues:

  • TailorBear was not distributed correctly.

@sils sils released this Nov 23, 2016 · 15 commits to release/0.9 since this release

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This release, we had 40 different contributors, pushing almost 200 commits.

To get a quick overview over the current state of all bears, check out
https://coala.io/languages. We added a number of asciinemas so you can see
them in action right away.

Here are the important changes and additions, of course coala was upgraded to
0.9 so you can enjoy all it's new features and bugfixes:

New Bears:

Language Independent:

  • QuotesBear - Checks and corrects your quoting style for any language!
  • SpellCheckBear - Checks for english spelling mistakes in any source code.


  • MypyBear - Checks Python code for typing using Mypy!
  • BanditBear - Checks Python code for security issues.
  • PEP8NotebookBear - Autocorrects formatting for Python code in Jupyter
  • PySafetyBear - Checks for known security vulnerabilities of your Python
  • PinRequirementsBear - Checks if Python requirements are pinned precisely.
  • PycodestyleBear - Checks Python coding style with better error messages
    and reliability than PEP8Bear, however without automatic correction.


  • PHPCodeSnifferBear - Ensures that your PHP, JavaScript or CSS code remains
    clean and consistent.
  • Jinja2Bear - Detects and fixes formatting issues in Jinja2 templates.
  • RSTcheckBear - Checks reStructuredText for formatting and syntax.
  • PuppetLintBear - Checks and autocorrects puppet configuration files.
  • CSVLintBear - Checks syntax of CSV files.

Bears with New Settings:

You can look up the new settings at https://coala.io/languages.

  • InvalidLinkBear
  • GitCommitBear
  • YapfBear
  • SCSSLintBear

Deleted Settings:

  • CSecurityBear does not accept a neverignore setting anymore. Those kinds
    of issues are and should be consistently handled by coala.

Deprecated Settings:

  • The ignore_regex setting from InvalidLinkBear was deprecated in favour of
    link_ignore_regex for more clarity in coafiles.
  • KeywordBear accepts only one keywords argument. The ci_keywords and
    cs_keywords arguments have been deprecated.
  • JSHintBear provides an es_version argument that implies the
    use_es6_syntax argument. The latter has been deprecated in favour of the
  • JSHintBear provides a more flexible javascript_strictness argument
    instead of the allow_global_strict which has been deprecated.
  • RuboCopBear uses naming_convention instead of name_case now.

Other Bear Enhancements:

  • The coala-bears package does no longer require Java upon installation.
  • VultureBear picks up global dependencies.
  • ESLintBear shows errors as WARNING in coala. This simplifies debugging
    bad ESLint configurations.
  • KeywordBear can now automatically remove TODO comments for any language
    coala has Language definitions for.
  • FilenameBear supports the spacecase convention.
  • KeywordBear checks for todo and fixme by default.
  • GitCommitBear has improved result messages.
  • YAMLLintBear does not check for document-start by default. This was not
    a commonly chosen setting.
  • YapfBear will pass files in-memory to save precious IO time.

Major API Changes:

  • The bears testing modules were moved to the coalib and are deprecated.

Bug Fixes:

  • AnnotationBear yields a HiddenResult with an error message instead of
    raising an exception, when the desired language is not available.
  • AnnotationBear yields correct results for escaped strings.
  • AnnotationBear yields correct results for rare corner cases of multiline
    strings. (#1006)
  • An issue where LatexLintBear crashed has been resolved.
  • InvalidLinkBear parses links within backticks properly. It also ignores
    links with placeholders like %s and others.
  • InvalidLinkBear ignores FTP links.
  • DartLintBear emits an error when it cannot satisfy given settings.
  • CheckstyleBear emits an error when it cannot satisfy given settings.
  • CheckstyleBear: preset configurations google and sun are no longer
    downloaded. (#1034)
  • YAMLLintBear picks up the configuration properly.
  • JavaPMDBear works correctly on Mac now.
  • The dependencies of the following bears were bumped due to upstream
    • AlexBear
    • CPPCleanBear
    • ESLintBear
    • MarkdownBear
    • ProseLintBear
    • YapfBear

Internal Changes:

  • All bears use the new linter API now.

@chauffer chauffer released this Sep 4, 2016 · 4 commits to release/0.8 since this release

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This bugfix release fixes the following issues:

  • coala updated from 0.8.0 to 0.8.1.
  • YapfBear handles files with syntax errors gracefully.
  • ESLintBear doesn't fail with an unrelated error when eslint fails anymore,
    it rather shows the errors from eslint as a warning.
    (#727 and

@sils sils released this Sep 2, 2016 · 13 commits to release/0.8 since this release

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This bugfix release fixes the following issues:

  • YapfBear handles empty files correctly now.
  • JSComplexityBear shows errors on invalid syntax correctly
  • Cases where RadonBear failed to raise an issue have been solved

coala-bears 0.8.1

This bugfix release fixes two issues:

  • A dependency issue due to a newly released version of one of coala's
  • YapfBear's unstable syntax verification has been disabled.

@adtac adtac released this Aug 22, 2016 · 761 commits to master since this release

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coala-bears 0.8.0

For this release, we have had 19 contributors from around the world
contributing 176 commits to just coala-bears in the past 9 weeks.

Here are the important changes and additions:

New Bears

Major API Changes

  • Settings unification - most bears have seen API changes. Settings' names
    are now consistent across bears. This supports backwards
    compatibility, however (but with a deprecation notice). You can find the
    whole list here.

New Features

  • Bear upload tool - this is a part of the complete decentralization of
    bears. With this tool, bears are uploaded as individual packages to PyPI
    and just the necessary bears (and their dependencies) can be installed.
  • Also as a part of the decentralization process, several bears now have
    the REQUIREMENTS attribute. This is one of the requirement objects
    supporting various package managers such as apt-get, dnf,
    yum, pip, npm, gem, and so on. To learn more, please
    see the coala 0.8.0 release changelog.
  • Several bears now support the ASCIINEMA_URL attribute. This contains
    an URL to an asciinema video displaying the bear's working.

Bug Fixes

  • An issue in FilenameBear involving files with fully capitalized names
    has been resolved. Pull #687
  • Various corner cases with InvalidLinkBear involving some false positives
    and false negatives have been fixed.
    Issue #691


  • A complete overhaul of the README page with a special emphasis on design
    and user-friendliness.


  • Python 3.3 support was dropped.

@sils sils released this Jun 23, 2016 · 938 commits to master since this release

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For this release, 17 contributors have contributed about 200 commits to
coala-bears only.

We are bumping the version number to 0.7.0 to keep it in sync with the
coala releases.

New bears:

  • VerilogLintBear (Lints verilog code)
  • AnnotationBear (Annotates source code language independent for
    further processing)
  • TailorBear (Checks Swift code for style compliance)
  • CPPCheckBear (Checks C/C++ code for security issues)
  • RAMLLintBear (Checks style of RAML documents)
  • GoErrCheckBear (Finds unchecked Go function calls)
  • RubySmellBear (Finds code smells in Ruby)
  • FilenameBear (Checks and corrects file naming conventions)
  • IndentationBear (An experimental indentation checker and fixer
    with a language independent algorithm.)

New features:

  • Numerous documentation improvements.
  • GitCommitBear:
    • The WIP check yields a Normal Result now.
  • InvalidLinkBear:
    • Numerous false positive fixes.
    • An ignore regex can now be passed.
  • RuboCopBear:
    • About 30 new configuration options were added.
  • GNUIndentBear:
    • 15 new configuration options were added.
  • FormatRBear:
    • 6 new configuration options were added.


  • CPDBear:
    • A case where results with an invalid line reference were
      yielded was fixed.
  • CheckstyleBear:
    • In some cases results were not correctly parsed. This
      was fixed.

Internal changes:

  • Almost all bears use the new linter now instead of Lint.