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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [junit] frameworks in Junit WAS Re: svn commit: r432569
Date Fri, 18 Aug 2006 18:51:50 GMT
Andreas Korneliussen wrote:

> Daniel John Debrunner wrote:

>> When run in the harness the network server is already started correctly
>> so won't this just try to start another server and fail?
>>
> 
> It won't fail, since the the harness won't start it when
> _Suite_app.properties contains a property to not start it.

My intention with my current set of work for JUnit is to divorce the
JUnit tests from the existing harness and have them be able to run
standalone. Any time we add dependencies back to the harness, e.g. a
_Suite_app.properties file then that goal gets harder. Maybe it's ok in
this case, because it's really a step towards the divorce by relying
less on the harness (ie the test starts the server itself). I would just
encourage everyone to consider carefully before they add _app.properties
files for JUnit tests.

> I think the new decorator simply builds on what is currently present: TestConfiguration.
Each BaseTestCase has a TestConfiguration (currently it is a final static, immutable singleton,
and configured from system properties). Therefore, within one VM we only support one framework
(in TestConfiguration).
> 
> I think what you wish is to be able to run multiple tests with different frameworks (all
frameworks) within the same VM. To do that it is necessary to look into the way Testconfiguration
is being used, and possibly how suites are being created. 

Yes, that's my plan.

> Yes, except I am a bit worried about
> 
> java junit.textui.TestRunner
>      org.apache.derbyTesting.functionTests.suites.All
> 
> I'd rather see it run all suites in one framework specified on commandline, than in trying
to figure out which frameworks are availabe on the classpath (i.e db2client etc). 

I'm not clear on your concern here. Could you be more explicit?
I do believe there should be an option to run all tests in a single
framework, but I also think there should be a suite that matches what
derbyall is today.

Thanks, I think we are making progress here.
Dan.



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