[Webtest] Maven2 plugin Java or Ant

Marc Guillemot Marc Guillemot <mguillemot@yahoo.fr>
Sun, 22 Oct 2006 21:40:06 +0200

Hi Peter,

I don't have any experience in Maven 2 plugin development and just can 
tell about WebTest.
WebTest IS Ant. I mean that WebTest "scripts" ARE Ant build files, that 
WebTest steps ARE Ant tasks, that WebTest (now) uses Ant's mechanism for 
property expansion or record generation. As a consequence it is not 
possible to use WebTest without Ant.
Nevertheless I can't say how it fits the best with Maven 2, it's your 
and Ejaz's job ;-)


Peter Anning wrote:
> Hi All,
> Ejaz has made available some code that wraps webtest as a Maven 2 Ant
> Plugin. Whilst I am very grateful to Ejaz for his code I had expected it
> to be a native Maven 2 Java Plugin. All the Maven Plugins that I have
> written have been in Java. So my question is does anybody have any
> opinions; ant or java?
> Java would involve plugging into the webtest api behind the Ant layer.
> Is this a good or bad thing to do or is webtest bound tightly to Ant. I
> guess if it is bound tightly to Ant Ejaz's Maven Ant plugin may be the
> way to go. If it has been designed to be loosely coupled then maybe I
> should look at writing Java version.
> Best Regards
> Peter Anning
> Sr. Developer
> www.dialectsolutions.com
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