Fitnesse Plugin

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Plugin ID fitnesse Changes In Latest Release
Since Latest Release
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Mar 25, 2014
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Usage Installations 2013-Apr 683
2013-May 670
2013-Jun 694
2013-Jul 731
2013-Aug 718
2013-Sep 713
2013-Oct 757
2013-Nov 785
2013-Dec 766
2014-Jan 794
2014-Feb 784
2014-Mar 819

This plugin can be used to both execute and report on Fitnesse tests so that they can be integrated into a Jenkins build.
Contributions are welcome, both bug fixes and new features. Just raise a pull request via Github.

CI Server


  • Project settings in build step
    • For existing fitnesse instance: host/port
    • For new fitnesse instance: jvm args / Java working directory / path to fitnesse.jar / path to FitNesseRoot / port
    • Http timeout
    • Target page, results file name
  • Project settings in post-build step
    • Results file name
  • No global settings

Change Log

  • 1.8
  • 1.7
    • Avoid NPE when build aborts prematurely and produces no results (pull request)
    • Use the HTTP timeout inside the connection (pull request)
    •  Don't show broken image when no test results are available (pull request)
  • 1.6
    • Added support for multiple Fitnesse repoorts and drilling down into HTML output (pull request)
  • 1.5
    • Report exceptions as failures
    • Upgrade minimum Jenkins version from 1.353 to 1.401 to benefit from bug fixes in hudson.Proc
    • Added support for fitnesse options -d, -r & -p.
  • 1.4
    • Added ability to specify path to fitnesse.jar and path to FitNesseRoot relative to the workspace
  • 1.3.1
    • Fixed bug where counts with X right and Y ignores were being treated as ignored not right
  • 1.3
    • Added ability to specify http timeout (default: 60,000 ms)
    • Added ability to specify java working directory (default: location of fitnesse.jar)
    • Added page or suite name to build page summary link
  • 1.2
    • Added prettier tabular format for results
    • Results file without path will be written to / read from workspace
    • Log incremental console output as fitnesse results are coming in over HTTP
    • Fixed: Unable to unpack fitnesse.jar
    • Fixed: Build hangs when http get stalls
    • Fixed: Unexpected EOF while reading http bytes catch IOException
  • 1.1
    • Fixed: unable to parse xml with BOM: error "content is not allowed in prolog"
  • 1.0
    • Brand new


  • Run fitnesse tests using "-c" option when starting new fitnesse instance
  • Add more control over fitnesse start-up params
  • Using glob to collect (potentially) multiple results.xml files
  • Add ProjectAction so that history graph appears on project's front page
  • Nest Sub-suites and tests-within-suites within the uber-parent FitnesseResults instance
  • Allow direct URL access to sub-suites and tests-within-suites so that every level can have its history graph
  • Run multiple test suites from one project configuration
  • ? Parse HTML output directly (since XML output gives so little useful info)
  • Check plugin in distributed and maven builds


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