Announce: Linux Desktop Testing Project (LDTP) 0.9.0 released

A Nagappan anagappan at
Tue Aug 28 11:27:56 CEST 2007

  We are proud to announce the release of LDTP 0.9.0. 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...

* Kartik Mistry fixed build issue in Alpha machines
* Rewrote the recording framework and it completely uses pyatspi /
orca-atspi (when pyatspi is missing)
* Added new accessibility roles required for Firefox automation
* Other major bug fixes
* LDTP documentation has been majorly updated - 

Download source tarball - 

LDTP news

* Harishankar did a wonderful job of doing Firefox automation using
LDTP as part of Google Summer of Code 2007 under Mozilla organization -


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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IRC Channel - #ldtp on

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Nagappan A <anagappan at>
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