Automatic GUI Testing on Ubuntu
damage3025 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 21:40:11 UTC 2012
I guess a very basis of automatic GUI testing is the ability to get
texts of a particular window through a script / program.
As I used Windows previously, I'd say I miss GetWindowText function and
Spy++ utility somehow.
I noticed a tool called Dogtail, which seems to be the right tool for
However, "python-dogtail" package in Ubuntu repository is ridiculously
outdated; it is not upgraded since 8.04:
It doesn't even start on 12.04.
It is a package from Debian. It doesn't surprise me that much since
Debian develops few, if any, real GUI apps.
Ubuntu is different in a sense that Ubuntu develops Unity, Software
Center, Ubuntu One, ... in addition to package whatever upstream offers.
I wonder, does Ubuntu developer have better tools I don't know or they
simply don't bother to do automatic testing.
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