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Mago – A Desktop Testing Initiative

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A year ago I started a project, as part of my work at Canonical QA team, that aimed to have a consistent way to add automated desktop tests to Ubuntu. That project was originally called Ubuntu Desktop Testing.

The project grew and as the GNOME testing community started to be interested in it, we created a mailing list and an IRC channel (#gnome-testing at irc.gnome.org) for the GNOME folks.

The problem about having two projects (one for Ubuntu and one for GNOME) is that it was very difficult to maintain both synchronized. Also, having the project named as another project (Ubuntu Desktop Testing, GNOME Desktop Testing…) confuses people, as they think that it is exclusive for Ubuntu and/or GNOME, which is not true (as soon as AT-SPI gets migrated to D-BUS KDE will also benefit from this effort, i.e.).

So, today, I am pleased to announce “Mago“, a desktop testing initiative that will replace the other two and that can be used to create desktop tests for any AT-SPI enabled linux desktop.

Mago is hosted in Launchpad at https://launchpad.net/mago and you can start adding test cases by just creating a branch of your own and propose merges as you go by.

The trunk branch is owned by a Launchpad team, mago-contributors, that it is a moderated team. Once you have contributed through merge proposals, you can apply to be part of the team and will be able to push to trunk and review some other members contributions. Join us!

Happy testing!
Ara.

P.S. For those interested, “mago” stands for “magician” in Spanish.

Written by Ara Pulido

June 11, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Posted in mago