[TIP] ANNOUNCE: pyjunitxml

Kumar McMillan kumar.mcmillan at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 09:52:59 PDT 2009

On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 2:48 AM, Robert Collins<robertc at robertcollins.net> wrote:
> I've created a very lean junit xml style reporter for pyunit. The JUnit
> format is unfortunately undocumented, which means supporting it is a
> matter of waiting for bugs from people that find it interoperates badly
> with other tools :(.
> Anyhow, its useful for folk integrating with Java build systems and the
> like. My implementation has some similarities to other, existing
> extensions of this sort, with a few key differences:
>  - I use stopTestRun so the standard API for running tests is all that
>   is needed
>  - there is no runner or other duplicated framework - this is as
>   minimal and focused as possible.
>  - supports the entire current pyunit TestResult protocol

For people running tests using Nose, there has been support since 0.11
for XUnit style output:
 Just thought I'd mention it since we have made some tweaks here and
there to get stderr and stdout to work, unicode, escaping, Jython, and
probably a few other edge cases.

> If this is useful to people, great! I wrote it myself to permit subunit
> to glue into junit environments, when I found that the existing similar
> things were way to big to make a sensible dependency. I do hope I didn't
> miss an obvious one to reuse :(.
> I haven't actually deeply tested all the shiny new methods in python
> 2.7, as I'm still living in a python 2.6 world. I will fix it if bugs
> are reported, and if you do depend on those features and want to use
> this please let me know, so I can use you as a guinea pig. I also have
> no idea about how they should look in junitxml - I don't personally have
> a junit xml environment to test with :(. For now, I've guessed at skip,
> and coerced unexpected success to success, and expected failure to
> failure.
> I've made it LGPL-3, which should allow anyone to use it. If that
> doesn't permit use, please contact me offlist, I've no wish to provoke
> even a mild flamewar on licencing.
> https://launchpad.net/pyjunitxml, and
> http://pypi.python.org/pypi/junitxml
> Cheers,
> Rob
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