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django-hotrunner 0.2.0

HotRunner is a Django test runner with useful features, like excluding apps and displaying running times of individual tests.

Latest Version: 0.2.4

HotRunner is an improved django test runner.

To install HotRunner, pip install django-hotrunner.

To use HotRunner, set TEST_RUNNER = 'hotrunner.HotRunner' in your django settings file. This enables three useful features:

  • Test exclusion: None of the django.contrib tests will be run when you run your test suite. Neither will any apps you specify in the EXCLUDED_TEST_APPS setting. You can override this without deleting your EXLUDED_TEST_APPS, by setting TEST_ALL_APPS to a true value. django.contrib apps will still not be run. To run them, specify them by name on the command line: python test django.contrib.auth

  • Test timing: Find out how long each test is running simply by setting your verbosity to 2 or higher. The time it takes to run each successful test will be reported at microsecond granularity:

    $ python test --verbosity
    test_absolute_url (news.tests.NewsModelAbsoluteURLTestCase) ... (1.103603s) ok
    test_empty_body_returns_empty_html (news.tests.NewsModelMarkdownTestCase) ... (0.000215s) ok
    test_markdown_saved_to_html (news.tests.NewsModelMarkdownTestCase) ... (0.014008s) ok
    test_unicode_markdown_converted_appropriately (news.tests.NewsModelMarkdownTestCase) ... (0.000803s) ok
    test_unicode_strings_must_be_decoded (news.tests.NewsModelMarkdownTestCase) ... (0.000683s) ok
    test_basic_slug_creation (news.tests.NewsModelSlugificationTestCase) ... (0.001656s) ok
    test_existing_slugs_do_not_get_overridden (news.tests.NewsModelSlugificationTestCase) ... (0.000307s) ok
    test_slugifying_disambiguates_slugs (news.tests.NewsModelSlugificationTestCase) ... ERROR

    Tests that get skipped will not report time, as the information is not relevant.

  • XUnit style XML output. If you set HOTRUNNER_XUNIT_FILENAME to the path to a writeable file, HotRunner will write an XML document of test results to that file. This makes it easy to integrate your project with, for instance, a Jenkins continuous integration job. This functionality was previously available via the django-jux project. If you are upgrading from django-jux, you can still use the old setting name of JUXD_FILENAME, though this is now deprecated, and may disappear at some point in the future.


HotRunner is built for integration with Django as a replacement for its custom test runner. It builds on functionality in unittest2, so it only works with Django 1.3 or higher.



Added XUnit-style output, as previously implemented in django-jux.


Fixed problem that prevented graceful test abort using ^C on certain python versions.


Initial release. Features app exclusion and individual test timing.

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django-hotrunner-0.2.0.tar.gz (md5) Source 2012-10-24 3KB