- From: David Malcolm <dmalcolm redhat com>
- To: Federico Mena Quintero <federico ximian com>
- Cc: Bill Haneman <Bill Haneman Sun COM>, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: focus!
- Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 14:17:48 -0400
On Wed, 2006-07-19 at 11:02 -0500, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-07-19 at 11:17 +0100, Bill Haneman wrote:
> > > Big tangent: the "GNOME Certification" plan will help in defining what
> > > is a "good GNOME application" and what isn't. That certification will
> > > include things like consistent look&feel [insert a lot of handwaving
> > > about how to quantify this...]
> > /me points to
> > Gnome Accessibility Guide For Developers,
> > http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gap/guide/gad , and
> > Testing Gnome Applications for Accessibility:
> > http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gap/testing/index.html
> The "Testing" guide is really nice, because it's essentially a checklist
> that you can run through your application.
> Bill, do you know if any of the points in there could be automatically
> checked with LDTP or some other ATK-based automation suite?
Keyboard bindings are queryable via ATK, so you can do some of the
testing automatically, but I think ultimately you need a human to do
part of this: you'll only see stuff via ATK if it's already at least
I believe many of the specific test cases are automatable, for example
KEY__001: You could automatically inject keyboard events to simulate
tabbing through the UI, and look at the XY extents of the widgets, and
flag bogus tab orderings that way.
> Accessibility will definitely be one of the things required to attain
> the highest certification level for GNOME apps. I hope that
> (especially) governments will look for this high mark of certification.
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