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From "James Abley" <>
Subject Re: [Ant Java Source] How to get some build.xml params?
Date Sat, 09 Feb 2008 20:26:12 GMT
On 08/02/2008, rigel <> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I am currently working on some JUnit task sources, precisely on
> "XMLJUnitResultFormatter" and "JUnitVersionHelper" of the library named
> "ant-junit.jar".
> I have patched XMLJUnitResultFormatter to support additional test case
> information passed by a custom annotation made up of three params, BUT
> currently all annotation's params and annotation class name are brutally
> wired into the code (for successive introspection). So I created an
> annotation and a custom  "XMLJUnitResultFormatter" that works only with the
> following params and annotation classname:
> @TestDescriptor(title="title",desc="desc",input={"0","1","2"})
> Substantially now I would like to pass "TestDescriptor" and
> "title,desc,input" directly by the Ant build file to allow the use of any
> available custom annotation, unfortunately I know only a way to do it,
> opening the build.xml DOM and getting by myself the values because I am not
> able to figure out if it exists a static helper class that can do this
> easily. Anyone can help me or point me on the right direction?
> Thanks, bye
> --
> Francesco V.
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Might be worth posting the the developer list instead, with a clear
context as to what you're trying to accomplish. I think I saw your
post on the junit list about this, but wasn't entirely clear why you
felt you needed to make changes to the ANT task. You've described a
solution, but no problem and the context.



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