[Web-SIG] RELEASE: twill 0.9
titus at caltech.edu
Fri Dec 28 07:49:34 CET 2007
ANNOUNCING twill v0.9.
twill is a simple language for browsing the Web. It's designed for
automated testing of Web sites, but it can be used to interact with
Web sites in a variety of ways. In particular, twill supports form
submission, cookies, redirects, and HTTP authentication.
This release of twill is officially "Pretty Dang Stable".
A twill script to use the "I'm feeling lucky" button on Google looks
setlocal query "twill Python"
fv 1 q $query
submit btnI # use the "I'm feeling lucky" button
(Note that using this script abuses Google's Terms of Service. So don't.)
You can install the latest release of twill with easy_install,
or download this release at
Documentation is included in the .tar.gz and is also online at
twill is implemented in Python and uses pyparsing and mechanize. In
addition to the existing simple command language, twill can easily be
extended with Python. twill also provides a fairly simple and
well-documented wrapper around mechanize.
Significant changes with 0.9:
- many small bugs were fixed, of course!
- patched subprocess pipe problem (Chris Abraham). This fixes problems
with long-running twill processes.
- twill now "plays nice" with other versions of mechanize and ClientForm
(good for including it in distributions).
- Corrected license information => MIT in all files.
- new 'info' command gives human-readable page summary.
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