[fdo] Announce: Linux Desktop (GUI Application) Testing Project - LDTP 1.0.0 release

Nagappan A nagappan at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 21:49:06 PST 2008

  We are proud to announce the release of LDTP 1.0.0. 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.

About LDTP

Linux Desktop (GUI Application) Testing Project is aimed at producing high
quality test automation framework (C / Python) 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.

Whats new in this release...

* Object Oriented LDTP.
* LDTP Editor (Record / Replay).
* Other major bug fixes.
* LDTP documentation has been majorly updated.

Download source tarball -
LDTP Binary - OpenSuSE 10.2, 10.3, Factory, Fedora 6, 7, 8, RHEL 5, CentOS 5
(x86, x86_64) - http://download.freedesktop.org/ldtp/1.x/1.0.x/ or

LDTP news

* Joshua did a wonderful job of "Create desktop testing suite" using LDTP as
part of Google Highly Open Participation GNOME 2007 under GNOME organization


Prasad of Evolution QA team, tested LDTP editor extensively and reported all
the issues he faced. Evolution team is using LDTP editor for generating test
Initial code LDTP editor was developed by Thanumalayan <madthanu at gmail.com>
and Vinod Kumar <vinod.gre at gmail.com>.

LDTP team appreciate their contributions.


For detailed information on LDTP framework and latest updates visit

For information on various APIs in LDTP including those added for this
release can be got from http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/user-doc/index.html

To subscribe to LDTP mailing lists, visit

IRC Channel - #ldtp on irc.freenode.net


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