clover plugin experiences?

I've been playing with the clover plugin today, but with little success.
It seems very unstable and unreliable. (See
http://www.thecortex.net/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=1&start=0 for my
numerous posts).

But I'm wondering is this just me? Has anybody else gotten it to work
cleanly? I ask because I had almost the same experience with the 3.x
plugin and eventually gave up. The ant version of clover works great.

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Barry Kaplan
bkaplan@integratedtrading.com

3 comments

Barry,

Thanks for your feedback. We will work through your comments and look to improve the plugin as we move it towards 1.0 quality. Many of the improvements/fixes you suggest will be included in the next release.

In our defence, we do have many happy users of the IntelliJ 3.x plugin. e.g. Simon Brown: http://weblogs.java.net/pub/wlg/636

It should also be noted that JetBrains opening up of the compiler API in IntelliJ 4.1 will greatly improve the integration of Clover in IntelliJ.

Cheers,
-Brendan
http://www.thecortex.net/clover/

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I have had pretty good luck Clover on a smallish project. I did have a couple questions regarding which files get instrument and which don't as there seems to be some inconsistencies there, but overall I've already got some useful results.

I also had some trouble using a 1.3 project but having 1.4.2 on the my window's PATH, but I think that's the kind of situation that is pushing the envelope for a pre-release.

I am really looking forward to the next version though. I believe it could be become an indispensable part of my toolbox.

It would be useful to some how have this thread cross linked with the Clover forum at "www.thecortex.net" - is something like that possible I wonder.

Spencer

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Brendan Humphreys wrote:

Barry,

Thanks for your feedback. We will work through your comments and look to improve the plugin as we move it towards 1.0 quality. Many of the improvements/fixes you suggest will be included in the next release.


I have been very happy to see you/cortex actively answering questions on
your forum. To me, comming from a few years in the idea eap process, see
that as a very good sign.

In our defence, we do have many happy users of the IntelliJ 3.x plugin. e.g. Simon Brown: http://weblogs.java.net/pub/wlg/636


I assumed that, which is why I'm groping around for some advice on the
quirks others may have found to make it run more cleanly. That I have
ran into the same issues with both 3.x and 4.x made me believe that
there may be certain configurations/project structures that cause clover
problems.

I'll add that when the plugin does work for me, it works well. When it
doesn't work however, it provides little feedback. The main lack of
feedback being the '0 files instrumented' message. It would be nice if
clover gave some indication of where it tried looking for the files.

The response I have received on your forum in the last couple days gives
me high confidence that the plugin will be solid shortly. I sincerly
appologize if my post was a slanted in a negative tone, that was not my
intention.

It should also be noted that JetBrains opening up of the compiler API in IntelliJ 4.1 will greatly improve the integration of Clover in IntelliJ.


Yes! Please JetBrains! This is a very critical aspect of the openapi. An
aspect I believe will enable the truely deep extensions.


--
Barry Kaplan
bkaplan@integratedtrading.com

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