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From George Harley <george.c.har...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Copying resource files - what for?
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2006 09:17:40 GMT
Hi Mark,

Sorry, I misunderstood your append. Please ignore my response. I really 
need to go for a coffee :-)

Best regards,
George


George Harley wrote:
> Mark Hindess wrote:
>> I suspect inclusion of the resource files (with path renaming) could
>> be handled by a zip/tar task rather than by copying every time the
>> tests are run.  So I don't think this is a good reason.
>>
>> Regards,
>>  Mark.
>>   
>
> Hi Mark,
>
> The resource files don't get copied every time the tests are run. The 
> Ant copy task only does it if the destination file is stale with 
> respect to the source.
>
> You are really proposing that an Ant copy be replaced with a zip/tar 
> task ? How often will the resultant archive be refreshed ? If an entry 
> is stale with respect to the source ? Hang on, that sounds familiar....
>
> Best regards,
> George
>
>
>> On 4/20/06, Mikhail Loenko <mloenko@gmail.com> wrote:
>>  
>>> I can see one reason to copy resources - if we want to produce
>>> a single downloadable binary image of the test suite.
>>>
>>> Other than that it does not make much sense to me.
>>>
>>> The image might be usefull for kind of regular QA cycles later.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Mikhail
>>>
>>> 2006/4/20, Paulex Yang <paulex.yang@gmail.com>:
>>>    
>>>> Stepan
>>>>
>>>> +1.
>>>>
>>>> I just proposed similar modification to classpath of each modules in
>>>> another thread, which will make the IDE(Eclipse at least) user 
>>>> easier to
>>>> run test.
>>>>
>>>> Stepan Mishura wrote:
>>>>      
>>>>> Hi George,
>>>>>
>>>>> Some time ago we agreed to copy resource files to classpath (i.e. 
>>>>> bin/test
>>>>> directory). I saw that you added corresponing targets to build 
>>>>> files. But
>>>>> now I realized that I don't understand why we should copy them 
>>>>> instead of
>>>>> simply adding resource directory (i.e. src/test/resources) to 
>>>>> classpath. May
>>>>> be there are simple reasons to do this that I don't know but 
>>>>> anyway ... so
>>>>> why we have to copy thousands of files (there is no doubt that in 
>>>>> future we
>>>>> will have thousands of resource files) each time we run tests?
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Stepan Mishura
>>>>> Intel Middleware Products Division
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>>>>>         
>>>> -- 
>>>> Paulex Yang
>>>> China Software Development Lab
>>>> IBM
>>>>
>>>>
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>>
>> -- 
>> Mark Hindess <mark.hindess@googlemail.com>
>> IBM Java Technology Centre, UK.
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