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From "Nathaniel Alfred" <>
Subject RE: Re: -Dmaven.test.skip=true
Date Fri, 17 Nov 2006 07:54:01 GMT
Jorg Heymans wrote:
> We aren't providing snapshot builds and people want to try out the new 
> features. This currently means they have to compile themselves. Failing 
> unit tests are a hurdle that might stop their attempt to explore 
> completely - the huge 'BUILD FAILED' banner at the end doesn't always 
> convey the right message.
> > So, suggestions:
> We should start providing snapshots again and push the archetype as main 
> entry point for those wanting to explore.

Why can't we just get the test suite to run through?

- If the test is no longer applicable, remove the test.
- If the test fails because the test is wrong, fix the test.
- If the test fails because the testee is broken, fix the testee.
- If fixing the testee is too much effort, disable the block.
- If the block is too important to be disabled, spend the effort to fix it.
- When all tests pass, then it may be time to invite beta testers.
- Write more tests.

Am I too naïve?

IMHO our current image problem is that there are too frequent BUILD FAILED
even without running the tests.

Cheers, Alfred.
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