[LDTP-Dev] LDTP 0.6.0 released !!!

A Nagappan anagappan at novell.com
Thu Sep 28 12:03:54 PDT 2006

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.

About 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 documentation changes.

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 http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/wiki/RecordHOWTO
+ 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.

LDTP news

 * Rodney Dawes (dobey) accessibility test suite - http://webcvs.freedesktop.org/ldtp/a11y-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 http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/user-doc/index.html

To subscribe to LDTP mailing lists, visit http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/wiki/Mailing_20list

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Nagappan A <anagappan at novell.com>
Linux Desktop Testing Project - http://ldtp.freedesktop.org

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