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Status of the ContinuousBuild4Joomla framework

Status of the ContinuousBuild4Joomla framework

I put some effort the last few days in this new framework.


  • I did document some part of it at
  • TeamCity is installed/configured/documented (windows only)
  • XAMPP is installed/configured/documented (windows only)
  • I also at the same time configured a Puppy #Linux VMWare image that will permit to anybody to have a running environment in no time.
  • I am able to unpack all #Joomla! versions that are committed in any repository (CVS, SVN, Clearcase)
  • They can be unpacked anywhere on file system (config in setEnv.xml), ideally they are unpacked in the root htdocs of XAMPP
  • Code is committed at #Joomla forge in SVN


Selenium test suite do not accept a baseurl (or only a part of it) so I have a full path like /Joomla1.5.7/installation/index.php in a selenium test case instead of /installation/index.php in test case and baseurl= http://localhost/Joomla1.5.7)


3rd Party

  • I use antelope for some advance ANT operations: substring, indexof, loop
  • I use selenium java server on port 4444 (default)


All cluster operations are in cluster.xml these basic functions are

  • cluster.init
    • cluster.remove        remove all instances of #Joomla! in checkout directory
    • joomla.unpack.all    unpack all #Joomla! versions that are checked in another SVN root
    • joomla.install.all      run the same selenium test case joomla.install.html on all #Joomla! instance
    • joomla.remove.all.installation   remove all #Joomla! installation directories
    • joomla.check.all     check all #Joomla! installations for correctness
  • cluster.start
  • cluster.remove
  • cluster.stop


All #Joomla specific operations are in joomla.library.xml

  • Unpack a #Joomla! version
  • Remove the installation directory form a version
  • Apply a selenium test suite install.joomla.html that can use the regular #Joomla! installer
  • Is also able to do all of the above on all #Joomla! versions found (regular expression) in checkout directory


  • All selenium operations are in selenium.xml
  • All test suite and test cases are in /selenium/joomla/


All PHPUnit operation are in phpunit.xml


Settings are in setEnv.xml, in future I will lazy load a file if it exist as environment variable


If you know ANT, the code is quite readable…

About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.