SOC Automated Windows Testing Project

tridge at tridge at
Fri Jun 9 01:01:05 GMT 2006


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Cheers, Tridge

Subject: Re: SOC Automated Windows Testing Project
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 22:36:43 +1000
From: tridge at (Andrew Tridgell)

Andrew Tridgell writes:
 > Jim,
 >  > The main problem with this approach is if you try to do something that can 
 >  > only be done in a GUI, or if you're trying to test a GUI app at all.  I'm 
 >  > not saying it shouldn't be done, but just that it's a boundary you can't 
 >  > cross without doing a graphical login.
 > I think both proposed approaches have problems with testing GUI
 > apps. I suggested to Brad that he concentrate initially on getting
 > non-GUI testing working, then only look at methods for GUI testing if
 > he has time.
 > If he does get time, then it looks like there are quite a few windows
 > GUI scripting systems freely available (just from a quick google
 > search). I'm not sure how we'd trigger these from the Unix side of
 > 'make test'. I guess we could connect with rdesktop and setup a logon
 > script that starts a series of GUI scripts. It might be tricky to work
 > out whether the app has behaved correctly though.
 > Cheers, Tridge

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