[Win32utils-devel] FW: Watir needs a Win32GUI library

Wayne Vucenic nightphotos at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 02:55:55 EST 2005


Hi Dan,

> There is also a Ruby port of this, but it uses Cygwin and appears to
> have
> been abandoned.
> http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/win32-guitest/
> 
> We need something that works with MSWIN. Can you help us?

I got the above win32-guitest to build and run on Windows without
Cygwin.  I'll clean it up and send it to Bret tomorrow.

Wayne



On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 12:13:27 -0600, Berger, Daniel
<Daniel.Berger at qwest.com> wrote:
> Anyone need something to do? :)
> 
> Dan
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bret Pettichord [mailto:bret at pettichord.com]
> Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2005 8:25 AM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Cc: wtr-general at rubyforge.org
> Subject: Watir needs a Win32GUI library
> 
> We've seen growing enthusiasm for Watir, a web-testing library that is
> good
> enough that it is convincing people to learn Ruby just so that they can
> use
> it. Here are some things people are saying about it:
> 
>     Watir Rocks! I have played with it for only about on hour and
> accomplished what I had wanted to do (but did not have the wherewithall)
> 
> for ages. Truly awesome !!
> 
>     In my opinion, WATIR has no peer as a framework to drive functional
> 
> test automation in Internet Explorer.
> 
>     I have been using watir for a few weeks and have been very
> productive
> in automating the testing of our Web based application.
> 
>     I downloaded Watir a few days ago, without having have any high
> hopes
> for it, but I have been very impressed by this tool. I have limited
> scripting experience and none with Ruby, but I was able to follow your
> examples and be productive in short order. My hat is off to all involved
> in
> this project, you're doing a great service for the testing community -
> mad
> props!
> 
>     Up until now, I'd managed to avoid learning the Ruby scripting
> language.... But after seeing what Watir could do and how neat Ruby is,
> I
> became a convert.
> 
> See http://wtr.rubyforge.org/wiki/wiki.pl?WatirTestimonials for more
> comments.
> 
> We've just release version 1.1 of Watir.
> http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=104&release_id=1782
> 
> I'm writing to ask for help. The biggest problem with Watir is its
> support
> for various dialogs. These dialogs appear when you use a browser; for
> example, a login dialog or a security dialog or a javascript dialog.
> Watir
> mostly works by accessing the DOM via IE's COM interface. But there is
> no
> COM/DOM interface to these dialogs. We have some code that uses Win32
> API
> calls, but it is buggy and needs work. Frankly, i think we would be
> better
> off using a general Win32 GUI testing library than trying to build a
> peice
> of it ourselves.
> 
> Perl has a really good Win32-GuiTest library.
> http://cpan.uwinnipeg.ca/htdocs/Win32-GuiTest/
> 
> There is also a Ruby port of this, but it uses Cygwin and appears to
> have
> been abandoned.
> http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/win32-guitest/
> 
> We need something that works with MSWIN. Can you help us?
> 
> So far we have had some suggestions. One person suggested that we just
> use
> the Perl library. Another has suggested that we use AutoIt. But
> personally
> i would prefer a Ruby solution. Surely i'm not the only Ruby programmer
> left on the Windows platform. Do we want to let the Perl programmers
> dominate Windows?
> 
> Bret
> 
> _____________________
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>  www.pettichord.com
> 
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