[pygtk] ANN: PyUseCase 3.0 - GUI testing for PyGTK

Geoff Bache geoff.bache at jeppesen.com
Sat Dec 5 05:55:46 WST 2009

Hi all,

Just a note that there's a new major release of PyUseCase out with some big improvements on previous versions. If you've looked at it before and decided it was too hard to use it might be time to try again. It no longer requires any instrumentation or any logging on your part, it generates both for you.

Geoff Bache

Summary for those who haven't seen it before:

PyUseCase is an unconventional GUI testing tool for PyGTK.

Instead of recording GUI mechanics directly, it asks the user for descriptive names and hence builds up a "domain language" along with a "UI map file" that translates this language into actions on the current GUI widgets. The point is to reduce coupling, allow very expressive tests, and ensure that GUI changes mean changing the UI map
file but not all the tests.

Instead of an "assertion" mechanism, it auto-generates a log of the GUI appearance and changes to it. The point is then to use that as a baseline for text-based testing, using e.g. TextTest.

It also includes support for instrumenting code so that "waits" can be recorded, making it far easier for a tester to record correctly synchronized tests without having to explicitly plan for this.

Homepage: http://www.texttest.org/index.php?page=ui_testing
Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pyusecase
Mailing list: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/pyusecase-users (new)
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/pyusecase/
Source: https://code.launchpad.net/pyusecase/

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