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From "George Harley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (HARMONY-263) Enable more LUNI tests to run using XML exclusion list
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2006 12:06:25 GMT
Enable more LUNI tests to run using XML exclusion list
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         Key: HARMONY-263
         URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-263
     Project: Harmony
        Type: Improvement
  Components: Classlib  
 Environment: All
    Reporter: George Harley


This issue suggests running the LUNI test suite with a JUnit decorator that can exclude known
test failures previously documented in an XML file.

The exclusion list is already in the tree along with its XML schema (see jcltest-excludes.xml
and excludes.xsd under support/src/test/resources) although it may be more helpful to move
these to under the top level make directory. Similarly, the JUnit decorator class tests.util.SomeTests
is already in the tree under support/src/test/java. 

The forthcoming patches propose updating the "run.tests" in modules/luni/make/common/build.xml
to run a decorated version of the LUNI AllTests suite. Perhaps rather than being an outright
replacement of the existing "run.tests" target this could be a peer target called something
like "run.tests.with.exclusions" ?

Hopefully the exclusions list and the JUnit decorator class approach suggested in this issue
will be adopted in other modules besides LUNI. 

Note that because this issue enables more LUNI tests to run, the suite will take longer to
complete and will run the java.net.* tests that rely on network servers (HTTP, FTP, SOCKS)
being available as documented in the README included in HARMONY-57. If the servers are not
available then failures will result which, I suppose, forces us to think about how we might
bundle test servers into the tree and have them auto-started as the tests are run.  

Patches to follow...

Best regards,
George

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