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From "Jon Skeet" <>
Subject RE: Support for JUnit 4?
Date Thu, 23 Feb 2006 08:38:06 GMT
> On Tue, 21 Feb 2006, Marian Petras <> wrote:
> > I would like to know about the current status of Ant's support for 
> > JUnit 4.
> The junit task currently only supports JUnit 3 style tests, 
> this means you must wrap your JUnit 4 tests in a 
> JUnit4TestAdapter in order to run them in Ant.  In order to 
> change that, Ant would need a different test runner, or at 
> least a different logic inside the test runner.

I would suggest a completely new task (or tasks) and that the jar file
is *not* supplied with stock Ant.
That way we could get round the nasty problem we've currently got of
requiring JUnit's jar file to be in the lib directory to get a stock Ant
install to work.

JUnitReport *may* be able to go unchanged - not sure. I've a sneaking
suspicion that there are changes between JUnit4 and JUnit3 in terms of
what it can record - there are ignored tests, but there's no longer a
difference between errors and failures. That's just a memory though, it
could be wrong.

I don't know how much work is involved in creating a new JUnit4 task or
tasks, but I'm happy to contribute when I have time. I'm not currently
working on JUnit4 tests, but I'm bound to at some time - and it would be
great if Ant supported it at that point! I can't imagine it's *that*
hard. I may not have enough time to do it all myself, but I'd be happy
to work on it with someone else.

I'm also already on the JUnit-devel mailing list - I'm happy to act as a
conduit, as it were.


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