Testing (Re: [Accessibility] Updated information on UIA Linux work)
William.Walker at Sun.COM
Tue Jan 29 07:32:19 PST 2008
Just as an FYI/comment: the Orca project has a number of automated tests
that the team uses regularly. The basic idea is that the tests play
keystrokes while a specific application is running (e.g., gtk-demo,
gedit, Firefox, OpenOffice, etc.) and compare the information Orca is
presenting via speech and braille with expected output.
It's not perfect, but it has two valuable features that many things
don't have: it exists and it's useful. ;-) An out-of-date writeup,
which doesn't include the assertion mechanism, is here:
http://live.gnome.org/Orca/RegressionTesting. An example test with
assertions is here:
We find this suite useful for testing changes to Orca, the AT-SPI
infrastructure, and the apps themselves.
That's all. End of unsolicited info from me... :-)
>> By that do you mean that there is a plan to enable the porting of UIA
>> based test tools to Linux and those tools would be used to access
>> Linux apps via the UIA to AT-SPI bridge ? If that interpretation is
>> correct, what tools are being considered for porting?
> No idea where you get the porting idea from :-) it reads to me like
> Calvin wants to create a set of automated testing tools for the API
> we're creating - clearly that'll help improve quality both of our impl.
> and the rest of the stack too.
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