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From Gintautas Grigelionis <>
Subject Re: Tests in Surefire
Date Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:29:01 GMT
On Tue, 23 Oct 2018 at 12:25, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:

> On 2018-10-20, Gintautas Grigelionis wrote:
> > I believe that in order to execute Ant test suite in Surefire one must
> > configure basedir which unfortunately affects Ant test projects.
> I'm not sure I share the goal of trying to run the tests via Surefire at
> all.
> Antoine has been the one who set up the maven poms and I don't remember
> us ever discussing what we wanted to achieve there. To me they've been a
> vehicle to get decent POMs for the jars we publish to Maven Central, not
> more. Here "decent" means "specifies the correct dependencies" and not
> even "can be used to compile the jar". I think it has outgrown my
> personal minimal requirement by far, so others must have had bigger
> plans :-)
> I do not believe we've been aware of Surefire bugs that prevented
> running. We've most likely never cared (and I still don't, obviously :-)

It was in the README :-) the inability to set basedir/workingDir.

> > Perhaps it would make sense to have a magic property that (in
> > combination with detection of Surefire environment) would allow
> > BuildFileRule to call System.clearProperty("basedir")?
> If that's all it would take to make them work, that's fine with me. If
> we need further modifications to the tests them I'm not sure.

Fair enough. I've hit some snags and I commented on them in the POMs.


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