Announce: Linux Desktop Testing Project (LDTP) 1.4.0 released

Nagappan A nagappan at
Tue Dec 2 07:14:59 CET 2008

Greetings all,
  We are proud to announce the release of LDTP 1.4.0. 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

Whats new in this release:

Added new APIs for VMware Workstation automation
Initial work for LDTPv2 - LDTP engine in python
Added code block specific to Access Company related environment
Improved LDTP performance, by reducing the number of window information
Access company has contributed significant code to perform on multiple
window without title

Bug fixes:

* Guofu Xu  <Guofu.Xu at> fixed couple of crash, handled new
scenarios where the window title is empty and many other performance
Fixed bug # 343890, 550978
Fixed thread lock, which avoid the crash

Download source tarball -

LDTP news:

More news to come later ;-)


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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