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We are proud to announce the release of LDTP 0.8.0. This release features number of important breakthroughs in LDTP as well as in the field of Test Automation. This release note covers a brief introduction on LDTP followed by the list of new features and major bug fixes which makes this new version of LDTP the best of the breed. Useful references have been included at the end of this article for those who wish to hack / use LDTP.

About LDTP

Linux Desktop Testing Project is aimed at producing high quality test automation framework (C / Python) and cutting-edge tools that can be used to test Linux Desktop and improve it. It uses the Accessibility libraries to poke through the application's user interface. The framework also has tools to record test-cases based on user events in the interface of the application which is under testing. We strive to help in building a quality desktop.

Whats new in this release...

+ Major performance enhancement
In this release major contribution from Nagappan A
<>. Valgrinded LDTP engine and fixed lot of memory
leaks in LDTP and improved the performance.

+ Palm Source testing team has contributed significant amount of code in
ldtprunner and also reported all major issues to make LDTP execution
engine more stable.

+ Added LDTP repository into to OpenSuSE build system. Packages will be
available for SuSE 10.0, SuSE 10.1, OpenSuSE 10.2, OpenSuSE Factory,
Fedora 4, Fedora 5, Fedora 6, Mandriva just on a single click. The
OpenSuSE build system really rocks :-w:

+ Bug fixes
This version includes loads of bug fixes to address important issues
like memory leak, API functionality, accessibility compatible issues
etc., For a detailed list please refer to release notes section of our
project site hosted in Thanks to all the
developers for their contribution and Guofu Xu (lavi) especially.

Download source tarball -

LDTP news

* LDTP packages are now built through OpenSuSE build system -
* Accessibility test suite by Rodney Dawes (dobey) -

LDTP Recording demo

Record / Playback of scripts -


For detailed information on LDTP framework and latest updates visit

For information on various APIs in LDTP including those added for this
release can be got from

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Nagappan A <>
Novell Software Development (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Linux Desktop Testing Project -

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