Fitnesse and Mono

Running fitnesse on ubuntu linux using mono is very simple. Follow the following instructions and you should have it running in 5 minutes.

See for more detailed instructions.

For a working example see

Create a folder called fitnesse. Place the fitnesse-standalone.jar file in it. Inside the fitnesse folder create a folder called nslim. Unzip the contents of fitsharp into it.

Also in the fitnesse folder areate a file and place the following in it. Make the script executable with chmod +x

#!/usr/bin/env bash
/usr/bin/mono ./nslim/Runner.exe $@

Also in the fitnesse folder create a file and place the following in it. Make the script executable with chmod +x

#!/usr/bin/env bash
java -jar fitnesse-standalone.jar -p 8075 -e 0

I am assuming this is being committed to a git or subversion repo. The -e 0 tells it to not store history in zip files as it will be stored using git.

When the wiki is running you can open firefox or chrome and access it at localhost:8075. Create a new page and paste in the following.

Please not that due to some markdown problems line 3 below should not have a \ character anywhere.

!contents -R2 -g -p -f -h

!define TEST_SYSTEM {slim}
!define COMMAND_PATTERN \{\%m -r fitSharp.Slim.Service.Runner,./nslim/fitSharp.dll \%p\}
!define TEST_RUNNER {./}
!path ../FitnesseTests/bin/Debug/FitnesseTests.dll


!|Create Shows|5/6/2009 |
|Name |Episode |Channel|Start Time|Duration|Id? |
|House |Wilson Gets Mad |8 |19:00 |60 | House:8|
|Chuck |He Gets Kung Fu Power |9 |19:00 |60 | Chuck:9|
|Dr. Phil |Episode #405:Teens in Trouble|3 |16:00 |60 | Dr. Phil:3|
|Dr. Who |Yet another doctor |12 |20:00 |30 |$lastProgram=|

After creating the above test page you may need to edit the page properties to make it a test. Load the page -> Tools -> Properties. Under page type make sure Test is checked and click Save Properties.

In a c# project file paste in.

using System;

namespace slim_example
	public class CreateShows
		public String ProgramDate { get; set; }
		public String Name { get; set; }
		public String Episode { get; set; }
		public int Channel { get; set; }
		public String StartTime { get; set; }
		public int Duration { get; set; }
		public String LastId { get; set; }

		public CreateShows(string programDate)
			ProgramDate = programDate;

		public void Execute()
			LastId = string.Format("{0}:{1}", Name, Channel);

		public String Id()
			return LastId;