ANN: twill 0.9b1 released
titus at caltech.edu
Wed Mar 7 00:01:25 CET 2007
ANNOUNCING twill v0.9b1.
twill is a simple language for browsing the Web. It's designed for
automated testing of Web sites, but it can be used to interact with
Web sites in a variety of ways. In particular, twill supports form
submission, cookies, redirects, and HTTP authentication.
This release of twill is officially "Pretty Dang Stable".
A twill script to use the "I'm feeling lucky" button on Google looks
setlocal query "twill Python"
fv 1 q $query
submit btnI # use the "I'm feeling lucky" button
(Note that using this script abuses Google's Terms of Service. So don't.)
You can install the latest release of twill with easy_install,
or download this release at
Documentation is included in the .tar.gz and is also online at
twill is implemented in Python and uses pyparsing and mechanize. In
addition to the existing simple command language, twill can easily be
extended with Python. twill also provides a fairly simple and
well-documented wrapper around mechanize.
Significant changes with 0.9b1
* Switched to MIT license.
* twill tests now work under Windows and cygwin (switch to subprocess).
Fixed a variety of Windows-specific bugs in the process ;).
* Complete integration with latest mechanize, including global form
* Added Seo Sanghyeon's patch to enable form element TAB completion on
* twill-sh now gathers scripts from subdirectories.
* Added paste.lint test into wsgi_intercept test code.
* Cleared up confusing test output when test server didn't run.
* Started using the BeautifulSoup code included with mechanize.
* Added TWILL_TEST_PORT for running tests on something other than port 8080.
* Added Andy Chamber's patch to the formfill extension module.
* Fixed DNS tests to be reliant on name records I control.
* Removed ClientCookie dependencies.
* Defended my PhD.
* Added newline '\n' processing in arguments.
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