SMILA/Documentation/HowTo/How to integrate test bundle into build process

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This page describes how to integrate your own test bundle (plug-in) into the build process (Bamboo):


Define Junit version range

Currently, it is necessary to import junit.framework with an explicit version range:

  1. Open the MANIFEST.MF file of your test bundle using the Plug-in Manifest Editor.
  2. Switch to the Dependencies tab and add the package junit.framework to the Imported Packages section.
  3. Make sure to set the version range of this package as follows:
Minimum version 3.8.0 Inclusive
Maximun version 4.0.0 Exlusive

Create test.xml in test bundle

The following figure shows the typical folder structure of a test bundle in the Package Explorer.


Every test plug-in you want to run needs an Ant file called test.xml. Because each test run starts up a new Eclipse instance, it is convenient to create a plug-in bundling all your tests into a single AllTests suite. Then, there is only one test run and there must only be one test.xml file maintained.

  1. Provide an AllTests suite that bundles all your tests.
  2. Download the template file for test.xml from (see below).
  3. Add the file to your test bundle.
  4. Adapt the value of the property plugin-name to meet your bundle name:
  <!-- sets the properties plugin-name, and library-file -->
  <property name="plugin-name" value="<your bundle>"/>
  <property name="library-file" value="${eclipse-home}/plugins/org.eclipse.test/library.xml"/>

The code snippet below shows the template of the test.xml file. The entry point is the "run" target. Its prerequisites are "init", "suite", and "cleanup". The "suite" target calls "core-test" in library.xml with the properties necessary to start up the test host and run AllTests:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<project name="testsuite" default="run" basedir=".">
  <!-- The property ${eclipse-home} should be passed into this script -->
  <!-- Set a meaningful default value for when it is not. -->
  <property name="eclipse-home" value="${basedir}/../.."/>
  <!-- sets the properties plugin-name, and library-file -->
  <property name="plugin-name" value="org.eclipse.smila.sample.bundle.test"/>
  <property name="library-file" value="${eclipse-home}/plugins/org.eclipse.test/library.xml"/>
  <!-- This target holds all initialization code that needs to be done for -->
  <!-- all tests that are to be run. Initialization for individual tests -->
  <!-- should be done within the body of the suite target. -->
  <target name="init">
      <fileset dir="${eclipse-home}" includes="${plugin-name}*.xml"/>
  <!-- This target defines the tests that need to be run. -->
  <target name="suite">
    <property name="eit-folder" value="${eclipse-home}/eit_folder"/>
    <delete dir="${eit-folder}" quiet="true"/>
    <ant target="core-test" antfile="${library-file}" dir="${eclipse-home}">
      <property name="data-dir" value="${eit-folder}"/>
      <property name="plugin-name" value="${plugin-name}"/>
      <property name="classname" value="${plugin-name}.AllTests"/>
      <!-- Activates logging (if necessary activate it-->      
      <property name="vmargs" value="-Dorg.apache.commons.logging.Log=org.apache.commons.logging.impl.SimpleLog -Dorg.apache.commons.logging.simplelog.defaultlog=debug"/>
  <!-- This target holds code to cleanup the testing environment after -->
  <!-- after all of the tests have been run. You can use this target to -->
  <!-- delete temporary files that have been created. -->
  <target name="cleanup">
  <!-- This target runs the test suite. Any actions that need to happen -->
  <!-- after all the tests have been run should go here. -->
  <target name="run" depends="init,suite,cleanup">
    <ant target="collect" antfile="${library-file}" dir="${eclipse-home}">
      <property name="includes" value="${plugin-name}*.xml"/>
      <property name="output-file" value="${plugin-name}.xml"/>

Include test.xml in

Add the test.xml file to the of your test bundle:

source.. = code/src/
output.. = code/bin/
bin.includes = META-INF/,\

Additional information: You don't have to modify the build file (make.xml) to include a bundle in the build. The make.xml file includes all bundles (core and test), which are located under the local trunk folder (e.g. SMILA/core). If you don't want to include your new bundle into the build process, the bundle has to be explicitly excluded in the make.xml file. You also don´t have to modify the build file to include your test bundle to checkstyle, pmd and emma. The tests inside your test bundle will be automatically executed. If you don´t want to run a test, the test bundle has to be explicitly excluded in the make.xml. For further information see: Introduction to make.xml.

Include test plug-in into org.eclipse.smila.test.feature

  1. Open the file org.eclipse.smila.test.feature/feature.xml) using the Feature Manifest Editor.
  2. Switch to the Plug-ins tab and add your test bundle to the Plug-ins and Fragments section.
  3. Select the added plug-in and enable the option "Unpack the plug-in archive after the installation" in the Plug-in Details section. If you don't enable this option, the bundle's test.xml file won't be found and the build process will fail.

For further information see: Build and Test Eclipse Product.