[Ann] Cobra 2.5 - Windows GUI test automation tool

Nagappan Alagappan nagappan at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 02:12:02 CEST 2012



* Added Perl interface (Contributed by xsawyerx)
* Added parallel execution (Leaks memory though, its not default, set
LDTP_PARALLEL_MEM_LEAK environment variable before starting test)
* Added new APIs (rightclick)
* Fixed multiple bugs reported by users


* Sawyer X (Perl LDTP library)
* VMware colleagues
* Wold (IRC)
* Thanks to all others who have reported bugs through forum / email /
in-person / IRC

Please spread the word and also share your feedback with us (email me:
nagappan at gmail.com).

About LDTP:

Cross Platform GUI Automation tool Linux version is LDTP, Windows version
is Cobra and Mac version is PyATOM (Work in progress).

* Linux version is known to work on GNOME / KDE (QT >= 4.8) / Java Swing /
LibreOffice / Mozilla application on all major Linux distribution.
* Windows version is known to work on application written in .NET / C++ /
Java / QT on Windows XP SP3 / Windows 7 / Windows 8 development version.
* Mac version is currently under development and verified only on OS X
Lion/Mountain Lion. Where ever PyATOM runs, LDTP should work on it.

Download source: https://github.com/ldtp/cobra

Download binary (Windows XP / Windows 7 / Windows 8):
System requirement: .NET 3.5, refer README.txt after installation

Documentation references:

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 http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/user-doc/index.html
Java doc - http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/javadoc/

Report bugs - http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/wiki/Bugs

To subscribe to LDTP mailing lists, visit

IRC Channel - #ldtp on irc.freenode.net


Linux Desktop (GUI Application) Testing Project -
Cobra - Windows GUI Automation tool - https://github.com/ldtp/cobra

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