[rspec-devel] rspec runner for eclipse

aslak hellesoy aslak.hellesoy at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 17:55:28 EDT 2007

On 6/3/07, Raymond Barlow <rbarlow at raymanoz.com> wrote:
> 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
> RSpecListener.
> 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
> bowling_spec.rb
> and now I need to do this in a ruby script so that I can start it from
> jRuby.
> Comments?

You'll find instructions about IDE integration here:


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

There is nothing for Eclipse. I would get in touch with the Aptana
people if I were you.


> Cheers!
> Raymond Barlow
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