Announce: Linux Desktop Testing Project (LDTP) 1.7.0 released

Greetings all,
  We are proud to announce the release of LDTP 1.7.0. 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.


Mago project uses LDTP -
GLOM uses LDTP -

Whats new in this release:

Get the window uptime, maximize, minimize, close, activate all or any given window name are some of the noticable new APIs in this release. Generate key event function now uses xmodmap to determine the current local keyboard and generates the respective key codes.

Bug fixes:

590755 – Keycodes mismatch using generatekeyevent from python-ldtp
586655 – typo hasstate example with more one state separator '+' instead of ','
587614 – Method to measure how long a window is showing up
588674 – It would be nice if doesrowexist would look for partial matches
587456 – checkrow action fails on tree table cell
583021 – If an application changes a context, it is no longer found by LDTP
588819 – 'import ldtp' freezes interpreter
589898 – local variable 'gobject' referenced before assignment
586291 – Subsequent tests fail when first one registers callback handlers
586657 – Imporve user experience getallstates match for defined state constants

Special thanks to Arvind Patil <apatil at>, Ara Pulido <ara at>, Guofu Xu  <Guofu.Xu at>,  nouar garcia-mardmabek <nouar.garcia at>, José Luis Segura Lucas <josel.segura at>, Tim Sun <tim.miao at>, Anupa Kamath <anupak at>, Paul Larson <Paul.Larson at>, Murray Cumming <murrayc at>,  Armin Burgmeier <armin at>,

New API addition:

Window maximize, minimize, close, activate APIs using python wnck module

Download source tarball -
Binary (openSUSE / Ubuntu / Fedora / Debian / RHEL / CentOS / Mandriva) - (Just scheduled in openSUSE build service, might take time to complete depending upon the server load)

Eitan Isaacson  <eitan at> has done a massive work on LDTPv2, a complete rewrite of LDTP in python using pyatspi, available through


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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IRC Channel - #ldtp on


Linux Desktop (GUI Application) Testing Project -

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