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From "Andreas Korneliussen (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (DERBY-918) introduce a new test type to run junit tests from the current harness
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2006 12:13:05 GMT
introduce a new test type to run junit tests from the current harness
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         Key: DERBY-918
         URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-918
     Project: Derby
        Type: Improvement
  Components: Test  
 Environment: All
    Reporter: Andreas Korneliussen
 Assigned to: Andreas Korneliussen 


It seems to me that for including a new JUnit test into i.e derby-all we need to make a new
java class with a main() method, which parses a command line and set up the testsuite and
run it, just like any java program. Basically we are running the junit tests as test type
"java".

Instead of having to do this for every junit test going into a derby test suite, I would propose
a different strategy.

I propose to introduce a new test type called "junit" (current test types are: sql,sql2,unit,java,multi,demo
- unit is not junit)

Then you can use:

java org.apache.derbyTesting.functionTests.harness.RunTest <TestCaseClassName>.junit

to run a Junit test - instead of:

java org.apache.derbyTesting.functionTests.harness.RunTest <AnotherClassWithMainMethod>.java

When starting a test of type junit, the RunTest class may simply use the
junit.textui.TestRunner class, which has a main method which takes a TestCase class name as
parameter.  The junit.textui.TestRunner  runs the tests defined by the suite() method of the
TestCase class.

I think this strategy will make it easier to integrate new JUnit tests into the current test
suites, since it save you the trouble of creating a java class with a main method for every
test.



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