[Testing] Automated testing, OLPC, code+screencasts.
gdk at redhat.com
Thu Mar 27 15:39:00 EDT 2008
On Thu, 27 Mar 2008, Charles Merriam wrote:
> I just glanced at DogTail:
> + GUI testing written in Python
> + Allows some querying/setting of actual fields.
> - Not maintained for past couple years
> - Most documentation and examples missing
> - Test cases appear verbose, but hard to tell with all examples missing.
> - Testing uses 'tree' approach requiring manaully setting focus and such.
> - Relies on all sorts of stuff, including the disability libraries and
> CORBA of all things to send messages.
> Here's a good document:
> Here's a sample test script:
> # Focus gedit's text buffer.
> 25 focus.text()
> 27 # Load the UTF-8 demo file. Use codecs.open() instead of open().
> 28 from codecs import open
> 29 from sys import path
> 30 utfdemo = open(path + '/data/UTF-8-demo.txt')
> 32 # Load the UTF-8 demo file into the text buffer.
> 33 focus.widget.text = utfdemo.read()
> 35 # Click gedit's Save button.
> 36 click('Save')
> 38 # Focus gedit's Save As... dialog
> 39 focus.dialog('Save as...')
> 41 # click the Browse for other folders widget
> 42 activate('Browse for other folders')
> 44 # Click the Desktop widget
> 45 activate('Desktop', roleName = 'table cell')
> Overall, DogTail spends most of its effort getting around the PyGTK
> limitations about exposing the entire tree. It uses the accessibility
> UI as a substitute for having an API into PyGTK. Most of the test
> script is mucking around getting focus, etc.
> Anyone actually use DogTail still?
If you guys want some help with Dogtail, I should be able to put you in
touch with some knowledgeable folks.
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