I could not find the situation documented somewhere, but the current behaviour is against my excpectation, hence a low priority bug report. In my pom, I have two profiles. One is activated by the -P command line option, the other by an environment variable. In variation of the example in
env.WORKSPACE is set by Hudson, when the build is executed. When Hudson runs "mvn -P override" I would expect test set to override. As I said, this is my expectation, and I don't know if it was a consious design decision to make the priority of profile activation differently.