[BangPypers] Using dogtail to test/automate gtk apps

Nagappan Alagappan nagappan at gmail.com
Fri Jul 31 04:54:26 CEST 2009


Hi Jayanth,

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 6:28 PM, Srijayanth Sridhar <srijayanth at gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks Nagappan.
>
> I use sniff and seems to work well enough so far. I got dogtail to work but
> their documentation isn't funky.
>
> Mago looks interesting btw. I see you are on both the LDTP and Mago
> projects. Mago looks particularly interesting. When does it come out?


I'm author of LDTP :) and so I'm there. Mago project uses LDTP and so, I got
involved over there !

Its an ongoing effort. So, I doubt there will be any release for it. Mago is
targeted mainly for GNOME and soon KDE in upstream and distribution level.

Thanks
Nagappan

>
>
> Jayanth
>
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 6:53 AM, Nagappan Alagappan <nagappan at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hello Jayanth,
>>
>> If you are using latest distribution, you can see all the accessible
>> information through Accerciser application.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Nagappan
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 5:55 AM, Srijayanth Sridhar <srijayanth at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>
>>> Hello all,
>>>
>>> For some vague reason the click() function isn't defined on certain types
>>> of Node objects, I have no clue why, I haven't looked at the code in detail,
>>> but I took the Node.click() method, rewrote it as a standalone function and
>>> passed the eventbox into it and it works. So I think this might actually be
>>> a bug at some level, or a really strange feature.
>>>
>>> Nagappan, thanks for LDTP. I'll take a look at that one as well.
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>>
>>> Jayanth
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 5:57 PM, Nagappan Alagappan <nagappan at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello Jayanth,
>>>>
>>>> Did you get a chance to try the same with LDTP [1] ? Its being used by
>>>> GNOME automation project [2], Ubuntu, VMware, Palm Source.
>>>>
>>>> [1] - http://ldtp.freedesktop.org
>>>> [2] - http://mago.ubuntu.com
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Nagappan
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 12:07 AM, Srijayanth Sridhar <
>>>> srijayanth at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>
>>>>> I am trying to use dogtail to make a demonstration about automating
>>>>> tests for certain gtk applications we develop. I managed to get a fair bit
>>>>> of it working but I am having a hard time getting dogtail to send events to
>>>>> certain types of widgets, primarily the EventBox widget.
>>>>>
>>>>> I've googled and not found anything significant. Has anyone worked on
>>>>> this? I am pasting some code.
>>>>>
>>>>> # This program draws a simple window with an event box in it. The
>>>>> # eventbox is attached to the on_evbox_clicked() function and prints
>>>>> # a simple message upon being clicked.
>>>>>
>>>>> import pygtk
>>>>> pygtk.require('2.0')
>>>>> import atk
>>>>> import gtk
>>>>>
>>>>> def on_evbox_clicked(evbox,event):
>>>>>         print "Simple click event"
>>>>>
>>>>> evbox = gtk.EventBox()
>>>>> evbox.connect("button-release-event",on_evbox_clicked)
>>>>> evbox_acc = evbox.get_accessible()
>>>>> evbox_acc.set_name("test event box")
>>>>> window = gtk.Window()
>>>>> window.add(evbox)
>>>>> window.connect("delete-event",gtk.main_quit)
>>>>> window_acc = window.get_accessible()
>>>>> window_acc.set_name("test window")
>>>>> window_acc.set_role(atk.ROLE_WINDOW)
>>>>> window.show_all()
>>>>> gtk.main()
>>>>>
>>>>> # end of eventbox.py
>>>>>
>>>>> --------------------------------------------
>>>>>
>>>>> from dogtail.utils import run
>>>>> from dogtail import tree
>>>>> from os import environ,path,remove
>>>>>
>>>>> app=tree.root.application('eventbox.py')
>>>>> evbox=app.child("test event box")
>>>>> print evbox.actions
>>>>>
>>>>> # actions are showing up as an empty dict. :(
>>>>>
>>>>> ----------------------------------
>>>>>
>>>>> So for some vague reason the eventbox has no actions associated with
>>>>> it.
>>>>>
>>>>> Does anyone have a clue why this is so?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank you,
>>>>>
>>>>> Jayanth
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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