Appendix E: Release Notes

Changes in 1.4.0
  • Initial version of experimental scancode integration. See Experimental Scancode Integration.

  • New decision table structure LicenseAssignmentV2 with additional condition origin. Old structure deprecated but still supported. Migrate existing project decision tables by renaming LicenseAssignmentProject.xls to LicenseAssignmentV2Project.xls and introducing a new (empty) column Origin between existing columns OSS Version and Declared License.

  • Added Solicitor Logo and code for creating variants / animation.

  • New attribute packageUrl in ApplicationComponent.

  • Experimental scancode-toolkit integration changed to using Bash scripting.

  • Ruleset change: For GPL/LGPL-Licenses use …​-only or …​-or-later IDs instead of the deprecated ones like GPL-3.0.

  • Allow project specific writers (additionalWriters) to be defined without overriding default writers.

  • Enable Decision Tables to be alternatively defined as CSV. Allow dynamic determination of applicable format by specifying resource names without file extension.

  • Updated spring boot framework, drools rule engine and other used components to latest versions.

  • Allow an additional user guide to be extracted when using an extension.

Changes in 1.3.0
Changes in 1.2.3
Changes in 1.2.2
  • Fixed bug which resulted in corrupt XLS report due to cell comment exceeding maximum allowed size.

Changes in 1.2.1
  • Fixed by making sure that formulas get evaluated when opening the workbook with excel.

  • Fixed bug when reading saved data model for delta calculation. (repoType was not read correctly and resulted in always reporting a difference.)

Changes in 1.2.0
  • Added some license name mapping rules in LicenseNameMappingSample.xls.

  • New "Quality Report" which might be helpful in validating the outcome of the Solicitor run. Currently this report contains a list of all application components which have more than one effective license attached. This might be helpful for spotting cases where appropriate rules for selecting the applicable license in case of dual-/multilicensing is missing.

Changes in 1.1.1
  • Corrected order of license name mapping which prevented Unlicense, The W3C License, WTFPL, Zlib and Zope Public License 2.1 to be mapped.

Changes in 1.1.0
  • Inclusion of detailed license information for the dependencies included in the executable JAR. Use the '-eug' command line option to store this file (together with a copy of the user guide) in the current work directory.

  • Additional rules for license name mappings in decision table LicenseNameMappingSample.xls.

  • Solicitor can now run with Java 8 or Java 11.

Changes in 1.0.8
  • New Reader of type npm-license-checker for reading component/license data collected by NPM License Checker ( The type of the existing Reader for reading CSV data from the NPM License Crawler has been changed from npm to npm-license-crawler-csv. (npm is still available but deprecated.) Projects should adopt their Reader configuration and replace type npm by npm-license-crawler-csv.

Changes in 1.0.7
  • Enable continuing analysis in multiapplication projects even is some license files are unavailable.

  • Described simplified usage of license-maven-plugin without need to change pom.xml. (Documentation only)

  • Ensure consistent sorting even in case that multiple "Ignored" licenses exist for a component

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