[rspec-devel] rspec runner for eclipse

Raymond Barlow rbarlow at raymanoz.com
Sun Jun 3 12:57:32 EDT 2007

Hi guys,

I'm looking at writing an rspec runner for eclipse like the jUnit and 
ruby's TestUnit plugins. I think this would get rspec used a lot more.

To do this, I'm going to use jRuby to start a ruby script that kicks off 
the rspec tests. I've written a custom BehaviourRunner that basically 
substitutes the @options.report for my own version. This way I can see 
when the tests are starting, stopping, passing, not passing etc. The 
ruby code will call back to the Java runner and communicate with an 

But, my current problem is this: How do you start an rspec test in Ruby? 
i.e. not from the command line? I've been using this command line to 
workout where in the ruby code to do the Java callbacks:
spec --require j_behaviour_runner.rb --runner JBehaviourRunner 

and now I need to do this in a ruby script so that I can start it from 


Oh, and one last (stupid!) question--is there already an eclipse runner 
out there?

Raymond Barlow

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