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From Curt Arnold <>
Subject Re: Junit nagging and CVS timeouts
Date Wed, 15 Mar 2006 19:14:04 GMT

On Mar 15, 2006, at 12:59 PM, Bill Barker wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Curt Arnold []
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 10:34 AM
>> To: Gump code and data
>> Subject: Junit nagging and CVS timeouts
>> Backstory: I've been on the junit mailing list for a few
>> hours trying
>> to track down a problem that has recently surfaced in the log4j unit
>> tests on Gump that I believe is due to a change in junit.  To
>> complicate issues, the junit anonymous CVS server has been
>> unresponsive, so I haven't been able to see the code in question or
>> reproduce it the problem locally.  So I've been driving blind with a
>> little help from Gump.
> From your commit messages, I believe that it's the same Ant bug  
> that was
> killing commons-collections last week.  The short version is that  
> when Ant
> auto-detects JUnit-4, it doesn't look for the static suite()  
> method, and
> just assumes that you've defined all of your tests with Annotations.

Thanks, sounds like it.  I'll pass it along to junit-devel.  I  
couldn't find a bugzilla issue related to it and it was hard to sort  
through all the JUnit related threads on the Ant-dev mailing list.

> Well, David Saff agreed to be nagged personally (check the  
> general@gump
> archives), not the entire junit project.  There are a number of other
> projects that nag an individual instead of the development list.   
> Since the
> nags are usually once a day, it looks ok to change it to the junit- 
> devel
> list.

I had seen the message on general@gump, it was what alerted me to the  
recent change in the descriptor.  But I saw it after I started  
digging into the apparent missed nag messages.

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