Linux Desktop Testing Project (LDTP) 0.7.0 released

A Nagappan anagappan at
Thu Dec 7 18:51:56 CET 2006

We are proud to announce the release of LDTP 0.7.0. 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...
+ Major performance enhancement
    In this release major contribution from Rodney Dawes  <dobey at>. Valgrinded LDTP engine and fixed lot of memory leaks in LDTP and improved the performance.

+ Major rewritten of LDTP Error structure, LDTP Command structure.

+ Now LDTP uses python logging module.

+ Bug fixes
    This version includes loads of bug fixes to address important issues like memory leak, API functionality, accessibility compatible issues etc., For a detailed list please refer to release notes section of our project site hosted in Thanks to all the developers for their contribution and Rodney Dawes (dobey) especially.

Download source tarball -

LDTP news

* Accessibility test suite by Rodney Dawes (dobey) -
* LDTP Presentation in FOSS.IN/2006 by Prashanth Mohan, Bangalore, India

LDTP Recording demo

Record / Playback of scripts -


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

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Nagappan A <anagappan at>
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