ANN: Automated GUI Test Tool Squish 1.1 released

Harri Porten
Tue, 06 Apr 2004 12:07:37 +0200

Hamburg, Germany - 2004-04-05 froglogic today announced the
availability of Squish 1.1, the new version of the automated GUI
testing framework for Qt applications.

The main new features of Squish 1.1 are:

- Python support: Squish has been designed to support multiple
scripting languages from day one. In Squish 1.0, support for Tcl was
implemented. In Squish 1.1, test scripts can also be written and
recorded in the very popular Python scripting language.

- Squish Spy: This new tool allows Squish to hook up to a running
application to inspect its objects properties and methods by either
clicking on objects in the application or by navigating the object
tree view. The already existing hook-up mechanism of Squish is used,
meaning the Squish Spy is also non-intrusive and doesn't require any
modifications to the application to work.

- Test script debugger: Instead of just executing a test case, it can
be executed in the debugger now as well. This way break points can be
set, and the user can step through test scripts. This opens up many
possibilities for the future like allowing to execute a test until a
break point and recording from there.

- Automatic insertion of test verification points: The combination of
the Squish Spy and the debugger are the foundation of this new
feature. By halting the test script at a specified point and choosing
objects and properties in the running application, it is possible to
insert test verification points into the test script via the Squish
IDE without having to write the code manually.

"I am impressed with Squish. After I saw it, I set the other options
aside and recommended that my client buy Squish. I especially like the
fact that Squish uses existing scripting languages, rather than
requiring the user to learn a proprietary language. The folks at
froglogic are knowledgeable both about Qt and the state of the art in
test automation, a rare combination.  They provided excellent support,
even from many time zones away. I'm looking forward to finding more
opportunities to use Squish!" said Danny R. Faught, Proprietor of
Tejas Software Consulting.

Other smaller improvements of Squish 1.1 include:

- Basic ActiveX support: It is possible to send key and mouse events
to ActiveX components embedded in Qt applications via ActiveQt.

- Better control over the squishserver

- Additional event compression heuristics have been implemented

- Usability improvements in the Squish IDE

- Support for 64 bit and FreeBSD platforms

- All test result logs contain file and line number information

- Better error messages

Squish customers and evaluators can now find Squish 1.1 packages in
their download area. For more information about Squish, visit If you are interested in evaluating
Squish, please contact us at

About froglogic

froglogic Porten & Stadlbauer GbR is a software company offering Qt
consultancy services and Qt-based development tools. froglogic was
founded by two former Trolltech senior engineers, Reginald Stadlbauer
and Harri Porten, who now use their experience and skills to serve the
Qt 3rd party market. froglogic is based in Hamburg, Germany. More
about froglogic at

+49 (0)40 39 99 11 64

About Tejas Software Consulting

Tejas Software Consulting is Danny R. Faught's independent consulting
practice. Danny focuses on test automation, test team bootstrapping,
and communication. He is a Technical Advisor and Contributing Editor
for, the maintainer for, and the
publisher of Open Testware Reviews. Danny has eleven years of software
testing experience.


Danny R. Faught