[Baypiggies] Announce: Linux Desktop Testing Project (LDTP) 1.6.0 released

Nagappan A nagappan at gmail.com
Thu May 14 20:29:07 CEST 2009

Greetings all,
  We are proud to announce the release of LDTP 1.6.0. 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 (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

Whats new in this release:

Bug fixes:

578609 - LDTP should use LOGNAME instead of (or in addition to) USER
553747 - cannot click window itself
579027 - onwindowcreate expects a _NON_ stripped window title
575120 - component should have a getrole() method (ooldtp.py)
573103 - ldtpeditor could not find glade file 'ldtpeditor.glade'
547572 - Components should be exposed in a hierarchical way

Special thanks to Willi Walker <william.walker at sun.com>, Anupa Kamath
<anupak at vmware.com>, Ara Pulido <ara at ubuntu.com>, Sandro Millien <msp
at lloedy.com>, Guofu Xu  <Guofu.Xu at access-company.com>, Szilárd Pfeiffer
<szilard.pfeiffer at gmail.com>

New API addition:

Progress bar APIs
Layered pane APIs

Download source tarball -
Binary (openSUSE / Ubuntu / Fedora / Debian / RHEL / CentOS / Mandriva) -
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/anagappan/ (Just scheduled
in openSUSE build service, might take time to complete depending upon server

Eitan Isaacson  <eitan at ascender.com> has started LDTPv2, a complete
rewrite of LDTP in python using pyatspi, soon this will be available through
ldtp.fd.o git repository. For now you can access them from


For detailed information on LDTP framework and latest updates visit

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

IRC Channel - #ldtp on irc.freenode.net


Linux Desktop (GUI Application) Testing Project -
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