LDTP 0.6.0 released !!!

A Nagappan anagappan at novell.com
Fri Sep 29 16:58:14 CEST 2006

Issue IX - 28 September 2006

We are proud to announce the release of LDTP 0.6.0. 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 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.

This release features an all new TCP interface of the server which, is
covered briefly below.

Recording has taken new heights and the code is much organized now. More
bug fixing and documentation changes.

Whats new in this release...
+ Remote TCP based execution
    Tests can, now, be carried out from a remote terminal.  LDTP Clients
can connect to the new TCP interface and run tests with-in the box that
is running the server.  This kind of interface comes handy for testing
applications running in small devices.  This interface is contributed by
"Palm Source".

+ Recording using LDTP
    This new version of LDTP features a recorder tool which would help in
generating automation scripts automatically by recording user events.
This would greatly reduce the time required for creating and maintaining
automation scripts. Thanks to Venkateswaran ('whacko'), Harishankaran
('sp2hari') and Theyagarajan ('Taggy') for making this happen. For more
information on this please refer to

+ 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 http://ldtp.freedesktop.org. Thanks to all the
developers for their contribution and dobey especially.

LDTP news

* Accessibility test suite by Rodney Dawes (dobey) -
* LDTP presentation in GNOME Accessibility summit, Boston, 2006
* LDTP Presentation in Mozilla Accessibility summit, Boston, 2006

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 http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/user-doc/index.html

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jpremkumar at novell.com

Nagappan A <anagappan at novell.com>
Linux Desktop Testing Project - http://ldtp.freedesktop.org

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