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test-unit – Improved version of Test::Unit bundled in Ruby

Ruby 1.9.x bundles minitest not Test::Unit. Test::Unit
bundled in Ruby 1.8.x had not been improved but unbundled
Test::Unit (test-unit) is improved actively.


  • Test::Unit 1.2.3 is the original Test::Unit, taken
    straight from the ruby distribution. It is being
    distributed as a gem to allow tool builders to use it as a
    stand-alone package. (The test framework in ruby is going
    to radically change very soon).
  • test-unit will be improved actively and may break
    compatiblity with Test::Unit 1.2.3. (We will not hope it
    if it isn’t needed.)
  • Some features exist as separated gems like GUI test
    runner. (Tk, GTK+ and Fox) test-unit-full gem package
    provides for installing all Test::Unit related gems

How To

  • {file:doc/text/how-to.textile}


% sudo gem install test-unit

If you want to use full Test::Unit features:

% sudo gem install test-unit-full


(The Ruby License)

This software is distributed under the same terms as ruby.

Exception: lib/test/unit/diff.rb is a dual license of the
Ruby license and PSF license.



  • Kouhei Sutou: The current maintainer
  • Haruka Yoshihara: Data driven test supports.


  • Nathaniel Talbott: The original author
  • Ryan Davis: The second maintainer



  • Daniel Berger: Suggestions and bug reports.
  • Designing Patterns: Suggestions.
  • Erik Hollensbe: Suggestions and bug reports.
  • Bill Lear: A suggestion.
  • Diego Pettenò: A bug report.
  • Angelo Lakra: A bug report.
  • Mike Pomraning: A bug report.
  • David MARCHALAND: Suggestions and bug reports.
  • Andrew Grimm: A bug report.
  • Champak Ch: A bug report.
  • Florian Frank: A bug report.
  • grafi-tt: Bug fixes and reports.
  • Jeremy Stephens: A bug report.
  • Hans de Graaff: Bug reports.
  • James Mead: A bug report.
  • Marc Seeger (Acquia): A bug report.
  • boutil: A bug report.
  • Vladislav Rassokhin: A bug report.