The testReady(test) is called before a test function is run with the same test object that will be handed to the test function. This allows for decorating the test object with additional functionality. For instance, in the case of http://github.com/dalnefre/tart-nodeunit it enables adding test.sponsor(...) and test.dispatch(...) without changing nodeunit.
…write. This is so all writes to stdout go through console.log
If you are author of a nodeunit test reporter, that is not in this repository, then you may need to update your code when you upgrade!