StoryText 3.7 - GUI testing tool

Geoff Bache geoff.bache at
Wed May 23 15:29:46 CEST 2012

Hi all,

The 3.7 release features the following:

Many improvements to SWT/Eclipse RCP support, including support for
GEF applications.
Many improvements to wxPython support, status changed from Alpha to Beta.
Support for Python 3 and Tkinter added.
Shortcuts can now be parametrized.
Many bugfixes.

Geoff Bache

A bit more detail:

StoryText is an unconventional GUI testing tool for PyGTK, Tkinter,
wxPython, Swing and SWT along with a Python framework for testing GUIs
in general.

Instead of recording GUI mechanics directly, it asks the user for
descriptive names and hence builds up a "domain language" along with a
"UI map file" that translates this language into actions on the
current GUI widgets. The point is to reduce coupling, allow very
expressive tests, and ensure that GUI changes mean changing the UI map
file but not all the tests.

Instead of an "assertion" mechanism, it auto-generates a log of the
GUI appearance and changes to it. The point is then to use that as a
baseline for text-based testing, using TextTest.

It also includes support for instrumenting code so that "waits" can be
recorded, making it far easier for a tester to record correctly
synchronized tests without having to explicitly plan for this.

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