on this note - I just spent half the day figuring out why jbosstools-openshift
was not building when I did "mvn clean install -DskipTests=true".

Turns out I'm hit with this exact issue - that skipTest is for reason I never understood
is used to turn off download for testing dependencies by turning of download of all dependencies.

We need to stop adding workaround for this into our projects and instead have those few projects
that have large dependencies to use another mechanism to turn of download.


Only one I don't know about is swtbot.test.skip.

The others I don't see how to remove nor why since they all play a part.

This sounds more like should fix how the skip's works rather than remove them.

The issue in JBIDE-15330 seem to because of the many time pointed out bad assumption that skipTest
should mean you don't want dependencies to be downloaded.

Reported here https://issues.jboss.org/browse/JBIDE-15332 in 2013.

The issue is <skipRequirements>${skipTests}</skipRequirements>
and then skipRequirements are used to disable all basic dependency fetching
which is simply a wrong/bad assumption.


If your project needs to download upstream libraries/runtimes/jars
using something like maven-dependency-plugin, and you have not set
<skip>false</skip> for those plugins' builds, eg.,
https://github.com/jbosstools/jbosstools-livereload/pull/54/ you
should do so.

This is because I'd like to remove some of the obsolete skip*
variables we have in the parent pom, and you don't want your builds to
fail when skipping tests, as livereload used to before
https://issues.jboss.org/browse/JBIDE-15330 was fixed.

Here are all the skip-related variables in our parent pom [1]:

skipTestsOrITests (which is true when skipTests or skipITests is true).

[1] https://github.com/jbosstools/jbosstools-build/blob/master/parent/pom.xml

Which of those are no longer used, that can be safely removed? Are
skipTestsWithPrivateRequirements and skipRequirements used for the
same purposes as skipITests?


Nick Boldt :: JBoss by Red Hat
Productization Lead :: JBoss Tools & Dev Studio

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