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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: temp props file created by <junit> task
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2002 00:17:25 GMT

I would be happy with your patch with the implementation of #1 that you 
listed.  It was I who implemented the properties file scheme in <junit> 
so I'd be happy to have it use a tmpDir property (optionally, of course, 
defaulting to the current way).

Open the item in Bugzilla and attach your patch and I'll apply it after 
testing it out.

Thanks and I apologize for the inconvenience with the current way,

Rich Chang wrote:
> Hi.
> Although the documentation does not state it, the JUnit Task in Ant
> creates a temporary properties file in the project's base dir to pass to
> junit off the command line, then deletes it after junit is run. The
> location of the file CANNOT be changed.
> This is inconvenient for my company b/c there are cases in which we would
> like to run unit tests in directories that are not writable.  Our source
> control system is Component-Based, and we derive a component's dir,
> making it writable, if we want to make changes.
> BOTTOM LINE : Often we would like to run a test within a non derived
> component (non writable directory).
> Any thoughts on the following actions:
> 1. A "tmpDir" attribute is added so that users can specify where this
>    file is written, instead of having it hardcoded to the project base
> dir.
> 2. Writing the tmp file to the default temporary file dir instead of
>   the project's base dir.
> We're currently using a version of Ant that uses Plan 1 and we are
> looking for thoughts on whether some addition should be included into
> the main Ant distribution.
> Thx,
> Rich
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