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From "Erik Meade" <eme...@geekfarm.org>
Subject RE: Ant test framework
Date Tue, 28 May 2002 17:43:21 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dion@multitask.com.au [mailto:dion@multitask.com.au]
> Sent: Monday, May 27, 2002 8:44 PM
> To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Ant test framework
>
>
> In Maven, we've written several project specific tasks that need to be
> tested on a regular basis, and rather than subsume the source code from
> Ant, we'd much prefer the 'Ant Test Framework' to be available as a jar
> file so that other projects can specify it as a test dependency, and use
> it.
>
> So the proposal is that for Ant 1.6 and beyond the test classes needed to
> test build files be packaged up as another jar and made a deliverable like
> the optional jar is.
>
> Votes: +1/-1/+0/-0?
>

+1

It should be easy to write tests.  A few weeks ago I was working with a
client
on a Clear Case ant task, because of firewall issues we couldn't get the
testing
stuff out of CVS, the result was we hacked it out, but don't want to submit
it
without tests.

Erik Meade
http://junit.org
emeade@objectmentor.com


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