plugin to allow JsTestDriver to run QUnit tests with support for async tests
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QUnitTestRunnerPlugin is a plugin for JsTestDriver that allows JsTestDriver to run QUnit tests.

This plugin differes from the QUnitAdapter that is bundled with JsTestDriver: QUnitAdapter is a wrapper over the JsTestDriver framework that translates from QUnit API calls to JsTestDriver methods. QUnitAdapter also does not support asynchronous tests.

QUnitTestRunnerPlugin uses the actual QUnit framework to run tests. Therefore the whole QUnit API is available - including asynchronous tests. QUnit is a well-tested framework; using it directly can help to keep your test suite as stable as possible.


QUnitTestRunnerPlugin relies on the latest JsTestDriver plugin support in trunk. Unfortunately using the latest stable release of JsTestDriver will not work. There is a JsTestDriver jar included in this project that was compiled from revision 714 of the JsTestDriver trunk that you can use to run QUnit tests. Or you can compile JsTestDriver yourself.

Include the files qunit.js and QUnitTestRunnerPlugin.js in the load directive in your JsTestDriver configuration file. Make sure that both of those files are loaded before any of your QUnit test files. Otherwise configure and run JsTestDriver according to the directions in the JsTestDriver documentation.

To run a single QUnit test module at a time give the description of the module in quotes as the value of the --tests option when running JsTestDriver. Currently there is no way to run individual tests - only whole modules.

QUnitTestRunnerPlugin is configured to automatically time out async tests after five seconds. To modify that duration edit QUnitTestRunnerPlugin.js and change the value of the DEFAULT_TIMEOUT variable. Leave the variable undefined to disable timeouts. Or you can specify a custom timeout duration per test by giving a timeout argument to the QUnit stop() function.

Known Issues

  • QUnit does not report test execution durations to JsTestDriver. All of your tests will be reported as having taken zero milliseconds to run.