[LDTP-Dev] LDTP 0.5.0 Released!!!
jpremkumar at novell.com
Thu Aug 10 11:16:56 PDT 2006
Issue VI - 10 August 2006
We are provide to announce the release of LDTP 0.5.0. This release
number of important breakthroughs in the history of LDTP as well as in
field of Test Automation. This release note covers a brief introduction
LDTP followed by the list of new features and major bug fixes which
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 developers had the privilege of participating in the Google Summer
Code contest. Special thanks to the mentors of LDTP in the event
and Emily Chen. We also thank Prashanth Mohan ('Casanova') for his
contributions acting as student developer for LDTP as part of this
LDTP Planet has been set up by Prashanth Mohan ('Casanova') for sharing
more effectively across the community. You can have access to the planet
following link http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/planet/
Linux Desktop Testing Project is aimed at producing high quality test
framework and cutting-edge tools that can be used to test Linux Desktop
improve it. It uses the Accessibility libraries to poke through the
user interface. The framework also has tools to record test-cases based
user events in the interface of the application which is under testing.
strive to help in building a quality desktop.
Whats new in this release...
+ Recording using LDTP
This new version of LDTP features a recorder tool which would
in generating automation scripts automatically by recording user events.
would greatly reduce the time required for creating and maintaining
scripts. Thanks to Venkateswaran ('whacko'), Harishankaran ('sp2hari')
Theyagarajan ('Taggy') for making this happen. For more information on
please refer to http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/wiki/RecordHOWTO
+ Integration with Tinderbox
LDTP has been integrated with the GNOME jhbuild. Using this
one can execute test scripts automatically at the end of successful
of package building using jhbuild. This was done as part of Google SoC.
to Prashanth Mohan ('Casanova') again for his wonderful contribution.
Please refer to the following links for more information.
+ Automation scripts
* More than 70 new scripts for Gedit has been developed and is
for download with this release. Kudos to Lakshmi Narasimhan
'addict3d' for their excellent work. You can download them from
* New automation scripts for Evolution are being developed by
Mohan ('Casanova') as part of his SoC contribution. These scripts can be
+ Documentation updates
LDTP documentation section in the LDTP web site has been updated
the latest list of automation APIs. Thanks to our maintainer Nagappan
for his contribution.
+ Bug fixes
This version includes loads of bug fixes to address important
like memory leak, API functionality etc., For a detailed list please
release notes section of our project site hosted in
ldtp.freedesktop.org. Thanks to
all the developers for their contribution.
Whats in Store...
+ We are very pleased with the ongoing work on porting LDTP to ARM
people from Palm Source, China. One of their latest contribution has led
to an Object
Oriented LDTP approach. It still under development but you can hava a
this new recipe by following this link
+ With Google SoC in full steam, we are awaiting more breakthroughs by
team participating in the same.
LDTP package for different platforms can be downloaded from the
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
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