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From Jaikiran Pai <>
Subject Re: Ant support for users who use JUnit5
Date Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:37:21 GMT
Thank you. I'm moving ahead with the new proposed task. Hopefully I 
should be able to have something functional in a few days.


On 14/12/17 5:14 PM, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> On 2017-12-14, Jaikiran Pai wrote:
>> With that context, I would like to explain what I have attempted so
>> far and I would like inputs on whether I should follow this path
>> and/or if there are other suggestions on how we should go ahead. As
>> you are probably aware, the JUnitTask (the Ant task backing the
>> <junit> element) has very complex logic which deals with launching the
>> test runners responsible for running JUnit tests (3.x or 4.x). IMO,
>> most this logic can now be handed off to the JUnit 5 platform
>> launcher, using their APIs.
> In addition some of the complexity inside of JUnitTask stems from the
> fact that it must not refer to any JUnit 4.x API in order to be usable
> in a pure JUnit 3.x environment. If you try to add JUnit 5 on top of
> that this sounds diffciult.
> I too had toyed with the idea of adding JUnit5 support but it is quite a
> bit further down my TODO list and I've not looked into JUnit5 as deeply
> as you did. What you've got so far looks promising, please please push
> ahead.
> My idea was to create a completely new task and mainly try to keep the
> XML output the way it has been for some fifteen years so junitreport
> would still work. I even though about placing it in a separate antlib
> rather than Ant's core to allow it get released independently.
> My vote would go to a separate task.
> Stefan
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