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Re: [qftestJUI] Running qftest in batch mode on Windows on a locked computer


  • Subject: Re: [qftestJUI] Running qftest in batch mode on Windows on a locked computer
  • From: Gregor Schmid <Gregor.Schmid@?.de>
  • Date: 15 Aug 2006 19:19:06 +0200

Hello Venky,

we do a lot of batch testing in VMware and it works extremely well.
Screenshots are taken with the help of the AWT robot which probably
uses a system call to create them. When running tests on a locked
host, screenshots will be blank. However, if you run tests inside
VMware where you lock the host's screen, but not the screen of the
virtual machine, neither screenshots nor hard events will be affected.

As Karl said, there are additional advantages like being able to work
and create new tests on your machine while the working tests are
happily running in a minimized VMware window. Also, multiple tests can
be run in parallel on multiple virtual machines to save time.

On Unix, using VNC serves the same purpose and is even easier to set
up as it doesn't require its own operating system. We also do a lot of
VNC based testing, both batch and interactive, with excellent results.

Best regards,
    Greg

Venkatesh Madurai-Subramanian <vmadurai@?.com> writes:

>    Greetings!
>    This is very nice to know! Has anyone used VMware with batch runs of
>    QFT files? How does the screenshot work? As i understand it (limited
>    understanding), the screenshot is essentially a snapshot of the
>    clipboard, isn't it?
>    Regards
>    Venky
> 
>    Karlheinz Kellerer <Karlheinz.Kellerer@?.de>
> 
>    Sent by: qftestjui-list-bounces@?.de
>    15/08/2006 11:35
> 
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>                                                                   Subject
> 
>    Re: [qftestJUI] Running qftest in batch mode on Windows on a locked
>         computer
> 
>    Hi Oleg,
>    QF-Test can do a lot with a locked screen. Unfortunately for
>    simulating
>    Drag&Drop QF-Test needs to use hard events and those are blocked in
>    the locked
>    state.
>    As a solution for this problem I see the usage of a virtual server
>    like VMWare.
>    If your tests are running in a VMWare window, they are not affected by
>    the
>    locking state of the host.
>    Moreover VMWare allows normal working on this machine in parallel to
>    tests
>    being executed.
>    Best regards,
>       Karl
>    Oleg Frenkel <ofrenkel@?.com> writes:
>    >    Hi,
>    >
>    >
>    >    We schedule a task to run qftest in batch mode on Windows XP
>    every
>    >    night. The computer's monitor is locked at night. Qftest replays
>    >    successfully all tests except for those involving drag&drop
>    >    operations. Is there a way to execute qftest in batch mode on a
>    locked
>    >    computer so that drag&drop operations do succeed?
>    >
>    >
>    >    Thank you,
>    >
>    >    Oleg
>    >
>    >    --------------------------------------------
>    >
>    >    Oleg Frenkel
>    >
>    >    Senior Software Engineer
>    >
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>    >    Tel: (416) 217-4269
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Gregor Schmid                                Gregor.Schmid@?.de
Quality First Software GmbH                     http://www.qfs.de
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