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LDTP 1.4.0

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LDTP team just announced the release of a new version of LDTP, the testing framework that we are using at Ubuntu for our desktop tests.

The official announcement:

We are proud to announce the release of LDTP 1.4.0. 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 (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:

Added new APIs for VMware Workstation automation
Initial work for LDTPv2 – LDTP engine in python
Added code block specific to Access Company related environment
Improved LDTP performance, by reducing the number of window information lookup
Access company has contributed significant code to perform on multiple window without title

Bug fixes:

* Guofu Xu fixed couple of crash, handled new scenarios where the window title is empty and many other performance improvement.
Fixed bug # 343890, 550978
Fixed thread lock, which avoid the crash

Download source tarball –

LDTP news:

More news to come later 😉


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

Congratulations team on a great job!!


Written by Ara Pulido

December 2, 2008 at 1:26 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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