|| ||"A Nagappan" <anagappan-AT-novell.com>|
|| ||LDTP 0.6.0 released !!!|
|| ||Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:06:27 -0600|
Issue IX - 28 September 2006
We are proud to announce the release of LDTP 0.6.0. This release features number of important
breakthroughs in LDTP as well as in the field of Test Automation. This release note covers a brief
introduction on LDTP followed by the list of new features and major bug fixes which makes this new
version of LDTP the best of the breed. Useful references have been included at the end of this
article for those who wish to hack / use LDTP.
Linux Desktop Testing Project is aimed at producing high quality test automation framework and
cutting-edge tools that can be used to test Linux Desktop and improve it. It uses the Accessibility
libraries to poke through the application's user interface. The framework also has tools to record
test-cases based on user events in the interface of the application which is under testing. We
strive to help in building a quality desktop.
This release features an all new TCP interface of the server which, is covered briefly below.
Recording has taken new heights and the code is much organized now. More bug fixing and
Whats new in this release...
+ Remote TCP based execution
Tests can, now, be carried out from a remote terminal. LDTP Clients can connect to the new TCP
interface and run tests with-in the box that is running the server. This kind of interface comes
handy for testing
applications running in small devices. This interface is contributed by "Palm Source".
+ Recording using LDTP
This new version of LDTP features a recorder tool which would help in generating automation
scripts automatically by recording user events. This would greatly reduce the time required for
creating and maintaining
automation scripts. Thanks to Venkateswaran ('whacko'), Harishankaran ('sp2hari') and Theyagarajan
('Taggy') for making this happen. For more information on this please refer to
+ Bug fixes
This version includes loads of bug fixes to address important issues like memory leak, API
functionality, accessibility compatible issues etc., For a detailed list please refer to release
notes section of our project site hosted in http://ldtp.freedesktop.org. Thanks to all the
developers for their contribution and dobey especially.
* Rodney Dawes (dobey) accessibility test suite -
* Presenting LDTP in GNOME Accessibility Summit, Boston, 2006
* Presenting LDTP in Mozilla Accessibility Summit, Boston, 2006
LDTP Recording demo
Record / Playback of scripts - http://freeshell.in/%7Etaggy/ldtp/ldtpguidemo.html
For detailed information on LDTP framework and latest updates visit http://ldtp.freedesktop.org
For information on various APIs in LDTP including those added for this release can be got from
To subscribe to LDTP mailing lists, visit http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/wiki/Mailing_20list
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