[Webtest] developer info

Dierk Koenig webtest@lists.canoo.com
Fri, 3 Oct 2003 19:49:38 +0200


Hi fellow developers,

a few things changed with the builds from 366 to 374:

- introduced log4j for a finer control of logging.
  The usual way of getting information should not have changed, i.e.
  the ant -verbose flag and the config verbose="true".
  The new possiblities can be found in the lib/log4j.properties file.
  The lib dir now needs to be on the classpath or you will get a log4j
warning.
  I intend to further advance on this.

- We needed to patch the httpunit version 1.5.4 to overcome some
  hiccups with https.
  The patched class versions can be found in resources/httpunit-patches.
  More patches are likely to come, e.g. a patch for the file:// protocol
  handling.

- The build.xml has changed to act more conditionally, i.e. not to build
  the documentation if no documentation source changed. This makes builds
  more stable, giving everybody more leeway to quickly apply a little
  change. BTW: all tests are executed unconditionally.

- Due to the file protocol issue, the automatic installation check is
  currently disabled.

cheers
Mittie