[Ann] Cobra 4.0 - Windows GUI test automation tool

Nagappan Alagappan nagappan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 06:29:07 UTC 2013


New API:

* selectrow
* doubleclickrowindex
* comboselectindex
* multiselect
* multiremove

Bug fixes:

* Select child row based on tree item, rather than tree
* Fix callback to be registered just once
* Convert all strings to utf-8
* Change port number to listen from command line

Python client:

* 3.x fixes

Java client:

* Updated compatible APIs and docs


* New example added for automating Windows app


Nagappan Alagappan <nagappan at gmail.com>
John Yingjun Li <yingjunli at vmware.com>
Jia Liu <jia.jl.liu at oracle.com>
Andrew, Rob (LDTP forum)
Major Silence (https://github.com/majorsilence/ldtp2)
VMware colleagues

Please spread the word and also share your feedback with us (email me:
nagappan at gmail.com).

About LDTP:

Cross Platform GUI test automation tool Linux version is LDTP, Windows
version is Cobra and Mac version is PyATOM.

* Linux version is known to work on GNOME / KDE (QT >= 4.8) / Java Swing /
LibreOffice / Mozilla application on all major Linux distribution
* Windows version is known to work on application written in .NET / C++ /
Java / QT on Windows XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1 / Windows 8.
* Mac version is known to work on OS X Snow Leopard /Lion/Mountain
Lion/Maverick. Where ever PyATOM runs, LDTP should work on it.

Tests can be written in: Python/Ruby/Perl/Java/C#/Clojure/VB.NET/PowerShell

Download source: https://github.com/ldtp/cobra

Download binary (Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8):
System requirement: .NET 3.5, refer README.txt after installation

Documentation references:

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 http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/user-doc/index.html
Java doc - http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/javadoc/

Report bugs - http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/wiki/Bugs

To subscribe to LDTP mailing lists, visit


Cross platform GUI testing
Linux Desktop (GUI Application) Testing Project -
Cobra - Windows GUI Automation tool - https://github.com/ldtp/cobra
ATOMac - Mac GUI Automation tool - https://github.com/pyatom/pyatom
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