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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: <junit> and junit4 (long)
Date Thu, 25 May 2006 14:08:37 GMT
On Thu, 25 May 2006, Steve Loughran <> wrote:

> I guess junit4 is extra motivation for us to stick a beta of that
> out soon.

All we need is a release plan to vote on as well as a release manager ;-)

> We discussed where this task would go (antlib under ant vs. antlib
> at, and what the stability/redist implications would
> be. junit uses java which is very backwards compatible, though
> ant1.7 improves some things. Putting it in with junit4 gives it a
> tighter coupling to junit.
> I think the consensus was that the junit CVS repository (on
> sourceforge) is the place to do this,

I agree, if only sf's CVS was reliable.

> 1. Who wants to help work on a new junit task?

count me in.

> (2) what should it do?
>    -Everything in <junit>,

At least most of it.

> 3. enhancements to junit
>     -a method "isFailure" on the assertion failure classes, for
>     checking (through reflection in ant) for failures vs errors.

Yes, that would be handy.  But they shouldn't have dropped the
difference between errors and failures in the first place.


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