On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org> wrote:
> On 2010-09-06, Niall Pemberton wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 5:03 AM, Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>
>>> some time back we had a discussion that skipTest was the preferred
>>> property to use when we want to tell mvn not to run tests - well, it
>>> doesn't work, at least not for Cocoon 2.2.x.
>
>>> My theory is that those properties are interpreted by the surefire
>>> plugin rather than mvn itself.
>
>> Yes, they are plugin parameters:
>
>> http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-surefire-plugin/test-mojo.html
>
> Thank you for the confirmation.
>
>> And from the docs the skipTests parameter was added in version 2.4 of
>> the surefire plugin
>
>> [...] and cocoon is using version 2.3 of the surefire plugin (see
>> pluginManagement section of the pom):
>
>> skipTests was introduced to replace the more verbose
>> "maven.test.skip=true" - you could use that instead though.
>
> Is there a difference between maven.test.skip and maven.test.skip.exec
> (which we use now)?  I see there is a skip property in addition to the
> skipTests property - the former even avoids compilation of the tests, so
> I gues this is the difference here as well.

Yes, the "skipTests" and "maven.test.skip.exec=true" are the same -
the tests get compiled, but not executed.  The "maven.test.skip=true"
doesn't compile or execute the tests.

Niall

> As much as I would have loved consistency it seems we are best off with
> using skipTests when possible and fall back to maven.test.skip.exec.
>
> Coming to think of it, skip and maven.test.skip may help for builds like
> james-jsieve which requires JUnit 3.8 to compile because they still have
> one of those AllTests classes invoking swingui.TestRunner we used to
> write in 2000.
>
> Stefan
>

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