last updated: August 4, 2005
This document describes how to run JUnit test plugins in Eclipse from the command line using Eclipse JUnit test plugins (see Appendix A for listing) and a testing framework. This method of running tests is intended for anyone who wishes to automate their testing process or reproduce the testing mechanism used in Eclipse builds by the Eclipse Release Engineering team.
Click here for a description of the testing framework, and how it can be used outside of the setup described here.
If you simply wish to write and run JUnit tests interactively from an Eclipse workbench, try one of the links below:
Support in Eclipse
1. All test machines will require a java runtime environment (version 1.4 or
higher) installed and optionally added to the path environment variable (see
-vm parameter below).
2. Info-ZIP UnZip version 5.41 or later installed and added to the path.
3. The Automated Test feature from an Eclipse build (http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/index.php). This contains the test framework plugin and the test plugins to run.
4. An Eclipse SDK zip file (http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/index.php) to test. Usually you will want to test a particular Eclipse build using a matching Automated Tests feature.
To run the Team CVS tests you will need extssh access to a CVS repository. The tests create a lot of junk modules and tags so you will want to keep the test repository seperate from your development repository. While it is not necessary to clean up the repository between each Team test run you will probably want to clean it up periodically.
1. Extract the eclipse-Automated-Tests-<buildid>.zip. On Window, extract
this file close to the root of the drive to prevent some path names from exceeding
the 255 character limit. This will create a top-level directory "eclipse-testing".
2. Place the Eclipse SDK zip file to test in the eclipse-testing directory. Do not unzip this file. (The test scripts will take care of this)
3. To run the Team CVS tests edit the test.xml script to provide connection information.
Replace the following strings in the "teamcvs" target of the test.xml file with the information described below:
These values are used at test time to automatically replace strings in org.eclipse.team.tests.cvs.core/repository.properties. For more information on how this file is used in the team CVS tests, click here.
1. cd to the eclipse-testing directory
2. Run the following script:
runtests [-os <operating system>] [-ws <windowing system>] [-arch <architecture>] [-noclean] [<testTarget>][-properties <path>][-vm <path to java executable>]
Please note that for 3.1 and higher stream builds, there are two targets are required to run all tests. The all test target runs tests we run with a 1.4 vm. The all5.0 target runs tests that require a 1.5 vm.
All parameters and targets are optional on windows systems. Just running "runtests " will run the all test target on Windows, installing a clean Eclipse between each test target. On *nix systems, the os, ws and arch parameters must be specified.
Test results are produced in an individual xml files for each component. These results are copied to the eclipse-testing\results\xml directory. These results can be converted into html by running the "genHtml" target as described in the table below. Please be aware that "Build Successful" printed to the console is NOT indicative of tests passing.
|-os <operating system>||The OS the tests are being run on. One of: aix, hpux, linux, qnx, solaris, win32. Default win32|
|-ws <windowing system>||The windowing system the tests are being run on. One of: motif, gtk, photon, win32. Default win32|
|-arch <architecture>||The architecture the tests are being run on. One of: ppc, PA_RISC, x86, sparc. Default x86|
|-noclean||Run tests without installing a clean Eclipse between test targets. Default is to install a clean Eclipse between test targets.|
|-properties||Used to reference a properties file containing additional Ant properties used in running tests.Can be used to pass additional vm arguments to the Java virtual machine running the tests by adding the entry "extraVMargs=<the args to pass to the vm>" to the specified properties file.|
|-vm||The full path to the java executable with which to run the tests. Use this to specify a specific virtual machine with which to run the tests. For example, "-vm c:\jdk142\jre\bin\java". Default set to "java" (i.e. java executable on system path).|
Specifies which ant target to run in the main test.xml. Typically this corresponds to a test project's tests. If you do not specify a test target then the all test target is run. The all5.0 test target must be run with a 1.5 vm to complete successfully.
|all||Runs all the targets below until all5.0|
|ant||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-Ant component.|
|ant-ui||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the Ant-UI component.|
|compare||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-Compare component|
|core||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-Core component.|
|coreexpressions||Runs additional JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-Core component.|
|filebuffers||Runs additional JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-Core component.|
|help||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-Help component.|
|jface||Runs additional JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-UI component.|
|jdtdebug||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the JDT-Debug component.|
|jdttext||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the JDT-Text component|
|jdtui||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the JDT-UI component.|
|pdeui||Runs additional JUnit plugin tests for the PDE-ui component|
|releng||Runs the JUNit plugin tests for the releng component. Note, if you don't have the chkpii executable, this portion of the tests will fail.|
|jdtuirefactoring||Runs additional JUnit plugin tests for the JDT-UI component.|
|ltkcorerefactoringtests||Runs additional JUnit plugin tests for the JDT-UI component.|
|ltkuirefactoringtests||Runs additional JUnit plugin tests for the JDT-UI component.|
|swt||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-SWT component.|
|teamcore||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-VCM component.|
|teamcvs||Runs additional JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-Team component.|
|text||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-Text component.|
|ui||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-UI component.|
|uieditors||Runs additional JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-UI component.|
|uiworkbenchtexteditor||Runs additional JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-UI component.|
|uircp||Runs additional JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-UI component.|
|update||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the Platform-Update component.|
Runs the following test suites which require a 1.5 vm to run sucessfully
|jdtcorebuilder||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the JDT-Core component. This target must be run with a with a 1.5 vm.|
|jdtcorecompiler||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the JDT-Core component. This target must be run with a with a 1.5 vm.|
|jdtcoremodel||Runs the JUnit plugin tests for the JDT-Core component. This target must be run with a with a 1.5 vm.|
Appendix A - JUnit test plugins
The test plugins listed below are available from the dev.eclipse.org cvs repository and are available in binary distributable format from the Eclipse downloads page.
* indicates the plugin that contains the test.xml if component has more than one JUnit test plugin
|Component||JUnit plugin tests|
Appendix B- Supported os, ws, and arch value combinations
The following table contains the values that can be used with the -os, -ws, and -arch switches.
|Operating System (os)||Windowing System (ws)||Architecture (arch)|