Saturday, December 6, 2008

Announce: Linux Desktop Testing Project 1.4.0 released

After 3 months of work from LDTP 1.3.0 release, we are pleased to announce LDTP 1.4.0. Special thanks to Guofu Xu of Access Company (Palm Source).

Major things about this release:

* New API's required for VMware Workstation automation, thanks to Arvind Patil, Anupa Kamath
* Performance enhancement patches, thanks to Guofu Xu
* LDTP editor now supports configuration file for settings, thanks to Shreyank Gupta
* LDTP is now packaged for Fedora 10, thanks to Debarshi Ray

Thanks to Ara Pulido and Marc Tardif of Ubuntu for reportings bugs in LDTP.

More news to follow ;-)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

VMware workstation automated test using LDTP

Its a pleasure to announce this news !!! VMware Workstation and Player on Linux are now automated using Linux Desktop Testing Project (LDTP). We have approximately 700 test scripts running twice a week on RHEL5.x / Ubuntu 8.04 host (both 32 and 64 bit hardware). Need to add SLED10 host in the list. In the guest matrix, we run the test on RHEL5.x / SLED10 / Ubuntu 7.04 / Ubuntu 8.04 / Win2K (both 32 and 64 bit VMs).

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ubuntu automation test using LDTP

Its a pleasure to announce this news !!! Ubuntu QA team is using Linux Desktop Testing Project (LDTP) to test the package manager and other GNOME applications.

Ara Pulido is the main developer from Ubuntu, who has developed the framework on top of LDTP to test the GNOME applications in Ubuntu environment.

For more info, check out here

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Announce: Linux Desktop Testing Project 1.3.0 released

Cool new features "Generation of OO based LDTP code" and "Generation of * in window title" by Shreyank Gupta. Both the features were implemented in LDTP Editor code base. Thanks for his contribution.

Other interesting things to share about this release:
* Ubuntu QA team has adopted LDTP as their testing tool. Thanks to Ara and his team members, supporting LDTP, with good number of bug reports and feature suggestions :)
* VMware Workstation and Player automation are done using LDTP ! Thanks to Shang Wang, Gaurav Sharma, Ranjith Murugan for their contributions
* From IBM, Germany, Philipp Wagner has filed couple of intersting bugs, which were very critical. With his reports, he was able to automate Thunderbird, Gantt chart using LDTP.

Thanks to Kartik Mistry for updating the Debian packages, Ara Pulido and his team for updating Ubuntu packages, Navtej Singh for updating Gentoo packages.

You can download binary / source code from here

Supported binaries: RHEL5.x - CentOS 5.x - Ubuntu 7.04/7.10/8.04 - OpenSuSE 10.2/10.3/11.0/Factory - SLE10 - Fedora 8/9 - Madriva 2007/2008 - Debian Etch. Credit goes to OpenSuSE build service team !!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Announce: Linux Desktop Testing Project 1.2.0 released

Highlights of this release
* Performance fix, which improves the LDTP execution time drastically
* 3 crasher fixes in LDTP execution engine
* LDTP editor bug fixes reported by Shreyank Gupta
* Added 2 new API required for VMware Workstation automation
* API manual is updated
* Moved from CVS to GIT - Thanks to FreeDesktop administrators
* Thanks to Ubuntu automation team for using / evaluating LDTP
* LDTP is being evaluated by the project Open Source based Desktop Benchmark of the Linux Solutions Group e.V. (LiSoG) in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

Download source

Monday, February 25, 2008

Announce: Linux Desktop (GUI Application) Testing Project - LDTP 1.0.0 release

New features of this release:
* Object Oriented LDTP (Documentation will be published soon)
* LDTP Editor (Record / Playback). Again documentation on the way. For now you can refer Record HOWTO.


* Prasad of Evolution team. He has tested LDTP editor extensively and reported all the issues, he faced.
* LDTP editor initial code contributed by Thanumalayan and Vinod Kumar.

Source / Binary (OpenSuSE 10.2, 10.3, Factory, Fedora 6, 7, 8, RHEL 5, CentOS 5 - x86 / x86_64)

More updates soon.