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June 10, 2024

SonarLint for Eclipse v10.2

SonarLint for Eclipse 10.2 improves support for COBOL and COBOL IDEs, as well as improves SonarLint usage in pre-configured and strict environments. Other notable additions:

Discover more with our release notes and community announcement. 


April 30, 2024

SonarLint for Eclipse v10.1

SonarLint for Eclipse 10.1 enables enhanced collaboration by introducing sharing Connected Mode setup among contributors as well as new rules and language support.

Also of note, we are dropping support of NodeJS v16.

Discover more with our release notes and community announcement


March 18, 2024

SonarLint for Eclipse v10.0

SonarLint for Eclipse v10.0 introduces a new architecture that relocates the SonarLint business logic from the IDE to a background process and enhances IDE responsiveness.

In addition:

For further details, check out the release notes and community announcement.


February 07, 2024

SonarLint for Eclipse v9.3

SonarLint for Eclipse v9.3 enhances the combined power of SonarLint and SonarQube while streamlining the setup process.

Now, a one-click connection setup and project binding option will be shown to a SonarLint for Eclipse developer utilizing the SonarQube “Open in IDE” button to investigate an issue directly in their IDE. This functionality, which requires SonarQube v10.4, assists developers in rapidly examining and resolving issues using SonarLint directly in their Eclipse IDE.

Plus, with their SonarLint for Eclipse v9.3 connected to SonarQube v10.4, developers can now detect custom secrets in their code, directly in their IDE. Using custom rules based on secret patterns defined in SonarQube allows developers to spot secrets before they can be leaked into repositories. (Requires SonarQube Enterprise or Data Center Edition).

Also, when using connected mode to SonarCloud or SonarQube v10.4, it is now possible to mark an issue as “Accepted”. This results in the unresolved issue becoming part of the project’s technical debt.

In addition:

  • 5 Spring Boot rules for Java
  •  Support for TypeScript 5.3

For further details, check out the release notes and community announcement. For more details on how to set up connected mode check here.


December 05, 2023

SonarLint for Eclipse v9.1

SonarLint for Eclipse v9.1 introduces additional benefits for teams working in connected mode to SonarQube.

With SonarQube v10.3, you can now open any issue you’re investigating in SonarQube directly into the IDE, with just a click of a button, thanks to connected mode. This allows you to leverage SonarLint’s dataflow navigation, rule descriptions, and quick fixes for efficient issue investigation and resolution.

Connected mode for Eclipse delivers shared code quality expectations, deeper issue analysis, smart notifications, and additional language analysis opportunities. Learn more here


For further details, check out the release notes and community announcement.


November 14, 2023

SonarLint for Eclipse v9.0

SonarLint for Eclipse v9.0 introduces additional team benefits when using SonarLint in connected mode to SonarCloud and SonarQube.

Now, with SonarQube v10.2 onwards, you can mark a new issue as Won’t Fix or False Positive without waiting for SonarQube to analyze your branch or pull request. Once SonarLint detects a new issue in your code and you decide not to fix it, you can use SonarLint to change the issue status. The updated status will automatically propagate to SonarQube and to any other contributor using SonarLint in connected mode.

Plus, when using connected mode to SonarCloud, any issue or security hotspot status change made in SonarCloud will be instantly synchronized to your IDE, ensuring you can focus on relevant issues.


Lastly, this version raised the SonarLint required minimum Java runtime version to 17. See here for more details. 

For further details, check out the release notes and community announcement.


October 13, 2023

SonarLint for Eclipse v8.1

SonarLint for Eclipse v8.1 introduces a new feature supporting the Sonar Clean as You Code methodology. Plus, we have extra rules to detect secrets directly in the IDE and new Python rules for Data Scientists.

SonarLint is pairing up with SonarQube and SonarCloud to deliver the “Focus on new code” feature. Enabled this empowers you to focus only on issues in your new code (i.e., code that has been added or changed according to your new code definition.) 

Supporting the Sonar Clean as You Code approach, this powerful feature is available when SonarLint is working together with SonarQube or SonarCloud in connected mode. Learn how here.

In addition, we have incorporated 42 new rules to detect secrets (API tokens, passwords) within your Cloud applications. This enables the immediate detection of secrets in your code when you add or copy/paste them, before you commit or push the code into a repository. This proactive approach boosts confidence in your code and minimizes exposure.

This latest addition brings the total to 100 different types of secrets spanning 60 cloud providers.


For further details, check out the release notes and community announcement.


September 13, 2023

SonarLint for Eclipse v8.0

With SonarLint for Eclipse v8.0 we introduce the adoption of Clean Code attributes to categorize issues, plus enhanced secret pattern detection.

Firstly, we have made various product changes in alignment with our Clean Code vision. For each issue raised in your code, SonarLint will report the Clean Code attribute and software qualities impacted.

In addition, and leveraging a new Sonar open-source secret detection engine, this version delivers a powerful approach to identifying potential security vulnerabilities related to secrets (tokens, passwords, API keys). SonarLint can now detect secrets for an additional 22 popular cloud applications and providers.


  • 9 new core Python rules
  • Support for PHP 8.3
  • Enhanced SonarLint documentation is now available here.

For further details, check out the release notes and community announcement.


August 11, 2023

SonarLint for Eclipse v7.13

SonarLint for Eclipse v7.13 delivers the opportunity to change the status of an issue without leaving your IDE.

With connected mode activated to either SonarQube or SonarCloud, you can now resolve an issue that you don’t intend to fix by marking it as Won’t Fix or False Positive. This newly assigned status will then automatically sync to SonarQube or SonarCloud, as well as all other contributors using SonarLint in connected mode.

For further details, check out the release notes and community announcement.


June 21, 2023

SonarLint for Eclipse v7.12

SonarLint for Eclipse v7.12 builds upon the new format for Rule Descriptions with syntax highlighting.

This enhances the clarity of non-compliant/compliant code examples, making it easier for you to understand and take appropriate action. (See example below)


  • 5 new rules for core JavaScript & TypeScript concepts
  • Support for TypeScript 5

For further details, check out our release notes and community announcement.