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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (HARMONY-263) Enable more LUNI tests to run using XML exclusion list
Date Mon, 03 Apr 2006 14:38:16 GMT
not yet :)  Is this holding up something (besides the other approach?)

Tim Ellison wrote:
> Do you have an alternative for us to consider yet?
> 
> Regards,
> Tim
> 
> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>> I do.   I don't like the idea that we need to use the suites like this.
>>
>> I'm going to write a little ant task on the plane today (if I make it)
>> to deal with this, so please delay so we can compare the two solutions.
>>
>> geir
>>
>> Tim Ellison wrote:
>>> Does anyone object to this going in?
>>>
>>> It is the XML exclusion list that was described a while ago.  My
>>> recollection is that people thought that it was a good idea -- but just
>>> rechecking before I go ahead.
>>>
>>> This will only be applied to LUNI at the moment, but the technique is
>>> generally applicable.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Tim
>>>
>>> George Harley (JIRA) wrote:
>>>> Enable more LUNI tests to run using XML exclusion list
>>>> ------------------------------------------------------
>>>>
>>>>          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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