Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Announce: Mago New development release

On behalf of Jean-Baptiste Lallement:

We are pleased to announce the new development release of Mago.

This release has seen a lot of changes and improvements to make Linux
automated desktop testing easier and enable more people to contribute
writing tests and aiming to high quality desktop applications.

Key features included in this version:
- Separation between the framework and the tests
- Support for standard gnome dialogs and authentication
- Easy configuration of the tests with configuration files
- Support for the latest version of LDTP
- Direct interaction with Window Manager via XLib
- Image matching testing with XPresser
- Easy and flexible collect and run with Nose
- Testtools to extend python unittest
- The documentation now uses Sphinx
- Magomatic to generate application map

You want to contribute to the effort?
You can download the source from bazaar at https://launchpad.net/mago

The testsuite is available from lp:~mago-contributors/mago/mago-testsuite

Note that this version is not compatible with the previous version of
mago which is still available from lp:~mago-contributors/mago/mago-1.0

Mailing List:

#ubuntu-testing in irc.freenode.org
#gnome-testing in irc.gnome.org

Thanks to all the people who contributed fixes, features and lot of tests.

Announce: Linux Desktop Testing Project (LDTP) 2.1.0 released

Changes in this release:

Added documentation files from LDTPv1 and updated accordingly
Search object name as unicode character and mutliline
Print Unicode exception, instead of string. Printing string fails, if non-ascii strings are in exception string

Performance improvement:

When looking for object inside a window without any delay, utilize all the CPU, just delay the lookup every 2 seconds
Don't force remap on gechild, getobjectlist, getobjectproperty, unless the window object is changed, as this utilizes more CPU

New API:

getmax - Get max value of spin button
getmin - Get min value of spin button
startlog - Start logging to file
stoplog - Stop logging to file
startprocessmonitor - Start monitoring the given process
stopprocessmonitor - Stop monitoring the given process
getcpustat - Get the current CPU statistics of the given process
getmemorystat - Get the current memory statistics of the given process
registerkbevent - Register keyboard event
deregisterkbevent - De-Register keyboard event
getobjectnameatcoords - Get window / object name in LDTP format based on the current mouse co-ordinates

Bugs fixed:
619575: Raise a more descriptive error when a child is not found
620343: setcellvalue is not implemented in LDTP2
624690: LDTP2.0.6 cannot type comma ', ' use function 'enterstring'
624678: Cannot identifiy some dialogs of OpenOffice3.2
635047: 'comboselect' doesn't work when specify component name listed in 'getobjectlist'
638229 - onwindowcreate fails with CannotSendRequest with python2.7
638226 - Missing import socket in ldtp/__init__.py

Special thanks:
Ara Pulido, JB Lallement - Ubuntu Mago team
Eitan Isaacson
Brian Nitz - Oracle / Sun

Download source here
Download RPM / deb