Sunday, May 31, 2009

Harshini Nagappan

On Wednesday May 27, 2009 me and my wife are blessed with baby girl Harshini Nagappan !!! Both baby and Mom are doing good :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Racetrack Repository

Racetrack is a designed to store and display the results of automated tests. At VMware, over 2,000,000 test results have been stored in Racetrack Repository. Over 25 different teams use the repository to report results. It has a very simple data model, just three basic tables. ResultSet (stores information about a set of tests (Product, Build, etc.) Result, which stores information about the testcase itself, and ResultDetail, which stores the details of each verification performed within the test. ResultDetails also include screenshots and log files, make it easy for the triage engineer to determine the cause of the failure.
We are very excited to offer Racetrack to the public as an Open Source project. It offers complete visibility on test results to the organization, much more than Pass/Fail. QA Engineers, Developers, QA Managers, Project Managers all find it useful to quickly see the results of Basic Acceptance Tests, available within an hour of the build completing. Racetrack Triage Report makes it easy to see the number of defects found by a set of tests, and the number of failures caused by Product Changes, and Script failures. By adding a reference to your Bugzilla and Build systems, you can easily provide links directly from Racetrack to a defect or a build information page. The Web Services API is already part of the package, and SilkTest and Java APIs will be added shortly.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Announce: Linux Desktop Testing Project 1.6.0 released


Progress bar verification
Layered pane (For nautilus drag and drop testing,
will be used for VMware Workstation automation)

Bug fixes:

578609 - LDTP should use LOGNAME instead of (or in addition to) USER
553747 - cannot click window itself
579027 - onwindowcreate expects a _NON_ stripped window title
575120 - component should have a getrole() method (
573103 - ldtpeditor could not find glade file ''
547572 - Components should be exposed in a hierarchical way

Special thanks to Willi Walker, Anupa Kamath ,
Ara Pulido, Sandro Millien , Guofu Xu,
Szilárd Pfeiffer

Download Source from here
Solaris package from Sparc / x86
Binary (openSUSE / Ubuntu / Fedora / Debian / RHEL /
CentOS / Mandriva) from here

Eitan Isaacson has started LDTPv2, a complete rewrite of LDTP
in python using pyatspi, soon this will be available through
ldtp.fd.o git repository. For now you can access them from here