Announce: Linux Desktop Testing Project (LDTP) 1.5.0 released

Nagappan A nagappan at
Tue Feb 10 07:46:12 CET 2009

Greetings all,
  We are proud to announce the release of LDTP 1.5.0. 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:

Log all failures and take screenshot on each failure - b.g.o # 567589
Create default log file in /tmp/ldtp-$USER
Screenshot using pygtk, instead of ImageMagick import, when possible
Added new api - appundertest

Bug fixes:

b.g.o # 566048
bugs.fd.o # 19813

Special thanks to Ara Pulido <ara at> and others as well:

Sandro MILLIEN <msp at>
Lijun Huang <huanglijun.3 at>
Guofu Xu  <Guofu.Xu at>
Nathan Samson <nathansamson at>

Download source tarball -
Binary (openSUSE / Ubuntu / Fedora / Debian / RHEL / CentOS / Mandriva) - (Just scheduled
in openSUSE build service, might take time to complete depending upon server

LDTP news:

GNOME Desktop Testing Project uses LDTP -
Automated Tests For Anjuta -


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

To subscribe to LDTP mailing lists, visit

IRC Channel - #ldtp on


Linux Desktop (GUI Application) Testing Project -
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