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From "Raymond K. DeCampo" <rkdeca...@promergent.com>
Subject RE: JUnit, ANT, log4j, System.out issue
Date Fri, 25 Mar 2005 19:29:04 GMT
Anybody? Anybody? Bueller?

Seriously, I'd at least appreciate any insight/speculation as to where the problem might be.
 If nobody knows exactly what is going on I'll have to look at the source and it would be
nice to have some opinions about where to start (e.g. ANT vs JUnit, specific modules/classes,
etc.).

Thanks,

Raymond DeCampo
Software Architect
PROMERGENT 
5010 Campuswood Drive - East Syracuse NY 13057
315.414.9855 x411 || 315-414-9856 f
http://www.promergent.com

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-----Original Message-----
From: Raymond K. DeCampo 
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 09:23
To: user@ant.apache.org
Subject: JUnit, ANT, log4j, System.out issue


Hello,

I am experiencing an issue with the combination of ANT, JUnit and
log4j. Here's the situation. The ANT build file uses the <junit>
task. Log4j is configured to print to the console. There are also
times when the unit tests use System.out directly. The problem is
that the log4j statements are not captured by the <junit> as part of
the standard output. The logging statements do appear on the console
when I run the tests. But since they are not captured by <junit>,
they do not appear in the XML files and are lost forever.

I originally posted this message to the JUnit list.  Since then I have 
discovered that if I do not fork the JUnit process everything behaves
as I expect.  Not forking the JUnit process is not really an option,
as there are quite a few unit tests and I run into memory issues.

Here's the ANT target:

<target name="run-test" depends="init,test-setup">
<!-- execute the test -->
<junit fork="yes"
       dir="${basedir}"
       haltonfailure="${test.halt.on.failure}"
       printsummary="withOutAndErr">
    <classpath refid="test.classpath" />
    <formatter type="xml" />
    <formatter type="plain" usefile="false"/>
    <jvmarg line="${test.jvmargs}" />
    <batchtest fork="yes" todir="${test.report.xml.dir}">
        <fileset dir="${test.src}" >
            <include name="${test.full.includes}" />
            <exclude name="${test.full.excludes}" />
        </fileset>
    </batchtest>
</junit>
</target>

Here's the log4j configuration:

<log4j:configuration debug="false">
<appender name="SYS_OUT" class="org.apache.log4j.ConsoleAppender">
    <param name="Target" value="System.out"/>
    <layout class="org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout">
        <param name="ConversionPattern" value="%-5p %c{2} -%m%n"/>
    </layout>
</appender>

<root>
    <level value="INFO"/>
    <appender-ref ref="SYS_OUT"/>
</root>
</log4j:configuration>

Version information:
[09:19 C:/] ant -version
Apache Ant version 1.6.0 compiled on December 18 2003
log4j 1.2.8
JUnit 3.8.1

If anybody could enlighten me on the subject, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks, 

Raymond DeCampo
Software Architect
PROMERGENT 
5010 Campuswood Drive - East Syracuse NY 13057
315.414.9855 x411 || 315-414-9856 f
http://www.promergent.com

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