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Re: [Info-xnee] Fwd: How to use Xnee to perform the auto GUI test for gt

From: Henrik Sandklef
Subject: Re: [Info-xnee] Fwd: How to use Xnee to perform the auto GUI test for gtk+ based phone applications?
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2008 08:51:11 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird (X11/20071022)

Hi again,

did you not get my reply to these questions. They were sent:
  2008-01-01 19:27
you can find 'em here:

li zhou skrev:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: li zhou <address@hidden>
> Date: 2007-12-20 上午11:34
> Subject: Fwd: How to use Xnee to perform the auto GUI test for gtk+ based
> phone applications?
> To: address@hidden
> Hello all:
> We are making contributions to LiPS ( ) and
> developing some software and applications to implement the LiPS
> Specifications. Some software have been done. To ensure the quality of those
> software and save resources, we want to use some open source tools to
> perform the auto GUI test for some gtk+ based phone applications like
> address book, voice call. Xnee is a good candidate. And yes, it is indeed.
> But after some investigation, we find that Xnee can't help to determine the
> correctness of the test result except the recording and replaying. So we
> have no choice but turn to your help whether we can find a solution to
> achieve this.
> To explain our requirements clearly, here is a example of  the "contact
> search" for address book  application . For example, in  the  search interface
> of Address book,  when typing 'j' through  phone keypad , the matched
> contacts starting with 'j' will be listed in alphabet order. we name the
> matched contacts as the expected results.
> Our current status is: test specification is ready and we can perform the
> recording and replaying correctly with Xnee. The scenario we image is like
> below:
> (1). tester or developer perform the test manually according to the test
> specification to obtain the test script which just record the EVENT
> sequence, that is the '*recording*' process.
> (2). For the regression test, the test will be perform the test
> automatically without tester's intervention.
> The current Xnee release can't meet the requirement of step (2). After
> reading the Xnee manual, maybe the 'synchronism mechanism in Xnee" is
> helpful. As the synchronism mechanism, it records more DATA than just the
> EVENT to be replayed. Based on this mechanism, we think that can we also
> introduce this mechanism to step (1) to record the test results as the DATA
> field in the script file. (for each test case in our test
> specifications, the results/outputs will be specified for the given inputs.
> this is the base of our idea.)   During the replaying process, just
> comparing the DATA field with those DATA from recording process Xnee will
> determine the correctness automatically. Because the DATA output
> will be same for each test case ideally.
> You are the exact expert, would you be so kind to help us out on
> the feasibility and implementation. If necessary, we can make a conf-call
> with you.
> Many thanks and looking forward to your help....
> Best Regards,
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