[Libreoffice-qa] GUI automation -- Dogtail test suite for Accessibility testing

V Stuart Foote VStuart.Foote at utsa.edu
Wed Mar 13 09:32:17 PDT 2013


Thanks for the Dogtail tip! It looks like in addition to doing automated testing of GUI in general, the a11y underpinning should facilitate a more systematic assessment of Accessibility and support for  Assistive Technologies as implemented on the Linux builds. But that testing should be of benefit to Windows and OSX Accessibility as well.  Assuring Accessibility and support for Assistive Technologies has not had much effort on the automated test case front--it has been hit or miss by hand with big gaps in the QA process.


From: libreoffice-qa on behalf of Vladimir Benes [vbenes at redhat.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:17 AM
To: libreoffice-qa at lists.freedesktop.org
Subject: [Libreoffice-qa] GUI automation

Hi all,
we were discussing recently how to improve testing of LO's GUI. We found
out that situation if more than bad.
There are several options how to approach this. The first is LDTP [1]
and the other one (in my opinion far better) is Dogtail [2]. If LO uses
standard gtk widgets so they're a11y friendly we can easily access them.
This works for accessing menu items, dialogs and so on.
For comparing visual things like pictures, font alignment, etc there is
Sikuli [3] framework actively developed at MIT that can be used for this.

Is there anything where we can start or at least help with? What I would
expect is at least some priority one functionality that should be
covered first or so.

any ideas?

[1] http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/wiki
[2] https://fedorahosted.org/dogtail/
[3] http://www.sikuli.org/

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