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From Martin van den Bemt <>
Subject Re: [jelly] for testing existing GUIs?
Date Mon, 23 Dec 2002 10:24:21 GMT
Maybe a tip : check how eclipse is testing their stuff. afaik they are
all automated.


On Sun, 2002-12-22 at 04:30, Thomas L Roche wrote:
> Might Jelly be useful for automating testing of SWT/JFace GUIs?
> Why I ask:
> I've written a fair number of wizards for an Eclipse plugin that
> generates Struts artifacts. Unfortunately I unit-test manually, so as
> my functionality grows, so does the time required to regress :-(
> (Please no preaching about test-first development: I see the light,
> and seek only to tread the path :-)
> I'd like to try using something like Abbot
> but it relies on java.awt.Robot, and AFAIK there is no SWT analog.
> JellySWT also looks interesting, but I suspect it solves a problem
> different than mine. It seems to me that Jelly is for interface RAD
> (RID ?-), and that JellyUnit and JellyTestSuite are designed to allow
> one to easily build test-harness GUIs. By contrast, what I want to do
> is automate testing for _existing_ GUIs. This view seems confirmed by
> but not clearly. So I ask:
> Can Jelly do what I want? If so, please lemme know, and please point
> toward example(s) if known. (And feel free to forward.)
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