Friday, October 12, 2012

[ANN] Automated Testing on Mac (ATOMac) 1.0.1 released

With this announcement LDTP is now cross platform GUI testing ! I'm excited to share this news. Please spread the news.

The ATOMac team is proud to announce a new release of ATOMac.

About ATOMac:

Short for Automated Testing on Mac, ATOMac is the first Python library
to fully enable GUI testing of Macintosh applications via the Apple
Accessibility API. Existing tools such as using appscript to send
messages to accessibility objects are painful to write and slow to
use. ATOMac has direct access to the API. It's fast and easy to use to
write GUI tests.

Changes in this release:

* LDTP compatibility added. LDTP allows testers to write a single
script that will automate test cases on Linux, Windows, and now Mac OS
X. Information and documentation on LDTP can be found at the LDTP home
* Detailed documentation - Sphinx has been configured to generate
documentation for ATOMac. When this documentation is uploaded, it will
be linked from the home page[1].
* Various fixes to reading and writing certain accessibility attributes.
* Sending function keys and newlines now works as intended.

A detailed changelog is available.

Download source

Documentation references:

Sphinx documentation is being uploaded. In the meantime, please see
the readme at the bottom of the github page listed above.

Report bugs

To subscribe to ATOMac mailing lists, visit

IRC Channel - #atomac on

Thursday, October 04, 2012

[Ann]: Cobra 2.5.0 - Windows GUI test automation tool


* 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).

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. Where ever PyATOM runs, LDTP should work on it.

Download source / 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

LDTP API doc / Java doc
Report bugs