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From Dharnidhar Vemuri <>
Subject RE: [PATCH] add support to <junit> for popping up the JUnit GUI
Date Thu, 19 Jun 2003 10:36:21 GMT
	Please find my responses inline.	

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Quail []
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 4:52 AM
To: Ant Developers List
Subject: Re: [PATCH] add support to <junit> for popping up the JUnit GUI


> It would be good if this patch has the printsummary also enabled as most 
> of
> us trap the results in a file and parse the results file for further
> processing. I have placed a sample target which is being used in one of 
> the
> projects that we are doing.

I deliberately DID NOT include printsummary support, nor support for any of 
the other formatters.

One reason is that it is troublesome to implement (using uimode="true", Ant 
no longer runs the tests itself, instead it passes everything off to JUnit) 

The other reason is that I not could come up with a good enough use-case 
that would justify the "troublesome" implementation. If you are running in 
"gui" mode, my assumption is you are primarily interesting in seeing the 
"green bar". On the other hand, if you are capturing the output of Ant, 
that seems more like a "continious integration" use-case (which would be a 
non-GUI use-case).

I have the following scenario. For simplicity, let us assume a client-server
kinda application. As u said rightly that the 'green-bar' is meant for the
client as it might need some user interaction. Server does not understand
the green-bar. The output from the file (xml) is passed to the server from
the client and the server parses the file, updates the database. 

We currently parse the results file at client side also and display it in a
different kinda graph. The intention being the same as 'green-bar'.

Actually, if you had a development build system that was invoking ant, and 
then parsing the Ant output to inform the developer in some way about the 
success of the build (even while the developer can see the green bar at the 
same time), then your suggestion makes some sense.

If my Ant patch does eventually get accepted, then I will consider adding 
print summary support (hmmm... it may not be as hard to implement as I was 

If you want to use this patch now, you can get it as an attachment to this 
bugzilla report


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