Notes for new developers
We strongly believe in Test-Driven Development.
Get the source
Fork the project source code on github:
git clone git://github.com/infinitest/infinitest.git
You can pull only a shallow clone by specifying the number of commits you want with
git clone git://github.com/infinitest/infinitest.git --depth 10
You need Maven. To run a reactor build in the repository root:
mvn clean install
This will compile, test and package all modules of the project in a single operation.
Finding your way around
infinitest-runner are included in every plugin.
infinitest-intellij is the IntelliJ plugin, while
infinitest-eclipse is the eclipse plugin.
testWorkspace is a collection of sample projects that we use for exploratory testing. If you find something in the wild that makes Infinitest break, it's a good idea to reproduce it in testWorkspace, fix it, and then try it again to be sure you've really fixed it.
Publishing a release
When you finish something, release it. Also, make sure you don't push anything to github that's not in a releasable state. It's OK to temporarily disable stuff...just make sure that work in progress isn't breaking anything else.
release.sh script will build a new version of the plugin, incrementing the version number, and copy it to the server hosting the update site. This copy will fail if Ben hasn't added your public ssh key to the server (See above). We like developers to publish a release after implementing every feature.
release.sh copies the plugin to the experimental update site. It's suggested that you publish and then test the plugin before promoting it to the main update site. You do this using the
Open Infinitest in Eclipse
First, tell maven to generate eclipse project files (.project and .classpath):
Right-click in the Eclipse Package Explorer -> Import -> Existing Projects info Workspace -> Choose the root of your infinitest-repository -> Your maven-built-projects are displayed -> DON'T copy into workspace -> Finish. The "Eclipse Application" Runtime Configuration in eclipse allows you to fire up another Eclipse instance with the Infinitest plugin loaded into it. You can also debug this instance (which can be a very effective way to explore what the Eclipse SDK actually does):
Running and Debugging Infinitest in Eclipse
mvn eclipse:eclipse install -Dmaven.test.skip=true
Right-click plugin.xml -> Open With -> Plug-in Manifest Editor Tab Overview -> Launch/Debug an Eclipse application
Keep in mind that while you can use Infinitest to test Infinitest, some weird things happen when you change anything in the
infinitest-runner project, because that project is actually used to run the tests, so any changes you make may conflict with the classes in whatever version of the plugin you have installed. As a result, we try to keep
infinitest-runner as thin as we can get it.
Infinitest is distributed under MIT License.
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