Hi Uwe,

On Jan 22, 2014, at 2:19 PM, Uwe Sander <usan...@tesis.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm interested in headless testing, too. I tried to use StubToolkit for 
> including TestFX tests in a headless build, but all I got was a CNFE. If 
> anyone is interested to give me a hand on this, details can be found at 
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21137039/how-to-use-stubtoolkit-instead-of-quantum-toolkit-for-my-javafx-application.
> As Tom explained, Monocle would provide another way for headless testing. 
> Does it replace StubToolkit?
Monocle uses the same Quantum toolkit that other JavaFX implementation use - 
not StubToolkit, which is only used in testing.

As I see it, there is a place for tests using StubToolkit, and a place for 
tests using a real Toolkit implementation. For example, QuantumToolkit has a 
very specific threading model, but this is not enforced by StubToolkit. 
StubToolkit is useful for isolated tests of the upper parts of the JavaFX 
stack. For a real application you need to test on a real Toolkit, and headless 
Monocle is one way to do that.

We have https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-35330 open on removing 
StubToolkit. I’m not convinced that is the right thing to do. 
https://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-35396 would open up possibilities for a 
new class of automated test, without requiring us to rewrite existing tests 
that use StubToolkit.


> Cheers,
> Uwe
> Tom Eugelink <t...@tbee.org> , 22/1/2014 8:46 AM:
> What also is very interesting is headless testing. Let me see if I'm getting 
> this. 
> Normally Jenkins would start a VNC server (xvnc), which provides some kind of 
> graphics API against which an UI program can paint. JavaFX is not picking 
> that up however. 
> But, as I read it, in this case JavaFX starts its own VNC server, so it takes 
> of everything itself. All one would need to do is specify the 
>     -Dglass.platform=Monocle -Dmonocle.platform=VNC -Dprism.order=sw 
> And additionally a port to run the VNC server on (so multiple Jenkins jobs 
> don't interfere). 
> Am I correct? How can I test this (aka in which version is the VNC server 
> available)? 
> Tom 

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