1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 4, 2013 5:22 AM by borges

    Junit3 -> Junit4 Migration

    Yong Hao Gao Master

      We are endeavoring to migrating hornetq tests from junit 3 to junit 4.
      We already have a basic script that can replace junit 3 APIs with junit4 ones automatically.

       

      https://github.com/FranciscoBorges/junit3ToJunit4

       

      And this doesn't take care of Junit 3's suite() method, which is used in several places in the tests.
      For this we probably need human intervention. I found a good article that covers this:

       

      http://jnb.ociweb.com/jnb/jnbAug2007.html

       

      Another problem is the compilation and running tests with maven.

       

      Not sure what else are needed to get the migration done. We'll see how it goes.

       

      Howard

        • 1. Re: Junit3 -> Junit4 Migration
          borges Novice

          For your information, all our tests were migrated to JUnit4.

           

          The biggest practical advantages are:

           

          - tests that do not apply to a run (say, AIO tests when without AIO support) are correctly reported as ignored (before this they would just be invisible).

          - we will solve for good the problem of temporary test files being left behind in /tmp.

          - we will be able to have a hard time-out on individual tests without spawning a new VM for each test.

          - a number of problematic asserts that will always fail in JUnit4 (to force you to fix them) were fixed.

           

          The bulk of the work was done using a shell script, anyone interested can find it at <https://github.com/FranciscoBorges/junit3ToJunit4>.