Fitnesse (fitnesse.jar)

The Fitnesse launcher allows running test generated with FitNesse.



Configuration

The fitnesse.xml file is just a template and must NOT be edited. It's used by the system to build dynamically the form that the user will be able to fill in from the GUI when creating a custom execution configuration.


Parameter Description
General
Test Root Path This must indicate where are located all the Sikuli tests.
This is a root path. Each test in XStudio has a canonical path that will be appended to this path.
This path MUST not include an ending slash.

Default value is: C:/test_repository/tests/fitnesse
Java install path This must indicate where is located Java.
This path MUST not include an ending slash.

Default value is: C:/Program Files/Java/jdk1.7.0_25
Fitnesse
Install path This must indicate the path where Sikuli has been installed.

Default value is: D:/softwares/FitNesse


These values can be changed while creating the campaign session from XStudio.


Process

The tests are executed by the launcher using this syntax:

Windows:
"<javaInstallPath>/java.exe" -jar <installPath>/fitnesse-standalone.jar
-c "<testRootPath>.<testPath>.<testName>.<testcaseName?test&format=text


Linux:
"<javaInstallPath>/java" -jar <installPath>/fitnesse-standalone.jar
-c "<testRootPath>.<testPath>.<testName>.<testcaseName?test&format=text


This command is executed by the launcher from the following working directory: <testRootPath>

Attachments

The file generated during test execution is uploaded to XStudio so that you can open/read them afterwards:
  • <testRootPath>/<testPath>/fitnesse_traces.txt


Results

The test cases will be marked as passed or failed depending on the result of the parsing of the trace file (stored in <testRootPath>/<testPath>/fitnesse_traces.txt).
The parsing is based on the prefix the system will see on each line:

.Success
XException/Failure
FFailure


If at least one message is having the Failure status, the test case is set as failed.



Permissions

WARNING: if you're running your tests on Windows, it may be required to run the tests as administrator.
Having an account with Administrators permissions may even not be enough in some cases (especially if you're using Windows 10) and you may need to disable completely the UAC (User Access Control) on your computer.

To do so:
  • Press the Windows + R key combination
  • Type in regedit
  • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  • In the right-side pane, look for EnableLUA and set the value 0
  • Close the registry editor
  • Restart your computer



Debug

If your tests are not executed correctly or are reporting only failures, this is very likely because your configuration is incorrect or because you used a wrong naming convention for your tests and test cases.


The best way to quickly find out what's wrong is to look at the traces generated by XStudio (or XAgent).
The traces always include the detailed description of what the launcher performs (command line execution, script execution, API calling etc.) to run a test case. So, if you experiment some problems, the first thing to do is to activate the traces and look at what's happening when you run your tests.


Then, try to execute manually in a cmd box the exact same commands.
This will normally fail the same way.
At this point, you needs to figure out what has to be changed in these commands in order to have them run properly.

When you have something working, compare these commands to what's described in the Process chapter above. This will tell you exactly what you need to change.


Most of the time, this is related to:
  • some incorrect values in some parameters of your configuration,
  • the name of your tests,
  • the name of your test cases,
  • the canonical path of your tests