Announce: Linux Desktop Testing Project (LDTP) 1.7.2 released

Nagappan Alagappan nagappan at
Fri Feb 12 07:35:43 CET 2010

Greetings all,
  We are proud to announce the release of LDTP 1.7.1. 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

NOTE: *** This is a bug fix release only as requested by Sun QA team, we
recommend to use LDTPv2 ***

Changes in this release:

Patch by James Tatum to fix Bug 606224 - Exceptions do not return unicode
Patch by Ara Pulido to fix Bug 603115 -  Activate wnck function is not
Bug 603118 -  wnck wrappers do not work with LDTP window names
Bug 605650 - LDTP core dumps on OpenSolaris
Bug 598947 -  waittillguiexist() documentation should say if
wildcards/regexes are allowed
Patch by Adam Collard to fix Bug 599119 -  checkrow action fails on table

Special thanks to James Tatum, Ara Pulido, Murray Cumming, Conny Cheng, Adam

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Will schedule deb build soon in openSUSE Build Service


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For information on various APIs in LDTP including those added for this
release can be got from

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