CI::Reporter is an add-on to Test::Unit, RSpec and Cucumber that allows you to generate XML reports of your test, spec and/or feature runs. The resulting files can be read by a continuous integration system that understands Ant's JUnit report XML format, thus allowing your CI system to track test/spec successes and failures.
CI::Reporter is available as a gem. To install the gem, use the usual gem command:
gem install ci_reporter
CI::Reporter works best with projects that use a Rakefile along with the standard Rake::TestTask or Spec::Rake::SpecTask/RSpec::Core::RakeTask tasks for running tests or examples, respectively. In this fashion, it hooks into Test::Unit or RSpec using environment variables recognized by these custom tasks to inject the CI::Reporter code into the test or spec runs. If you're using the Rails plugin, step 1 is unnecessary; skip to step 2.
To use CI::Reporter, simply add the following lines to your Rakefile:
require 'rubygems' require 'ci/reporter/rake/rspec' # use this if you're using RSpec require 'ci/reporter/rake/cucumber' # use this if you're using Cucumber require 'ci/reporter/rake/test_unit' # use this if you're using Test::Unit
Next, either modify your Rakefile to make the ci:setup:rspec, ci:setup:cucumber or ci:setup:testunit task a dependency of your test tasks, or include them on the Rake command-line before the name of the task that runs the tests or specs.
rake ci:setup:testunit test
Report files are written, by default, to the test/reports, features/reports or spec/reports subdirectory of your project. If you wish to customize the location, simply set the environment variable CI_REPORTS (either in the environment, on the Rake command line, or in your Rakefile) to the location where they should go.
If you don't have control over the Rakefile or don't want to modify it, CI::Reporter has a substitute rake file that you can specify on the command-line. It assumes that the main project rake file is called Rakefile and lives in the current directory. Run like so:
rake -f GEM_PATH/stub.rake ci:setup:testunit test rake -f GEM_PATH/stub.rake ci:setup:rspec spec rake -f GEM_PATH/stub.rake ci:setup:cucumber features
If for some reason you can't use the above technique to inject CI::Reporter (e.g., you're not using Rake), you'll have to do one of these:
If you're using Test::Unit, ensure the ci/reporter/rake/test_unit_loader.rb file is loaded or required at some point before the tests are run.
If you're using RSpec, you'll need to pass the following arguments to the spec command:
--require GEM_PATH/lib/ci/reporter/rake/rspec_loader --format CI::Reporter::RSpec
If you're using Cucumber, you'll need to cheat slightly so that Cucumber's step definition autoloading will still work. Instead of calling the cucumber script directly, run:
ruby -r GEM_PATH/lib/ci/reporter/rake/cucumber_loader -S cucumber --format CI::Reporter::Cucumber
There's a bit of a chicken and egg problem because rubygems needs to be loaded before you can require any CI::Reporter files. If you cringe hard-coding a full path to a specific version of the gem, you can also copy the cucumber_loader file into your project and require it directly – the contents are version-agnostic and are not likely to change in future releases.
CI_REPORTS: if set, points to a directory where report files will be written.
CI_CAPTURE: if set to value “off”, stdout/stderr capture will be disabled.
You can get the CI::Reporter source using Git, in any of the following ways:
git clone git://git.caldersphere.net/ci_reporter.git git clone git://github.com/nicksieger/ci_reporter.git
You can also download a tarball of the latest CI::Reporter source at github.com/nicksieger/ci_reporter/.
This software is released under an MIT license. For details, see the LICENSE.txt file included with the distribution. The software is copyright © 2006-2010 Nick Sieger <firstname.lastname@example.org>.