Download and Installation
The version of QF-Test provided here for download is the full, commercial version. An
extensive manual and a learning-by-doing tutorial in both English and German is
enclosed with the software and also available online (manual, tutorial).
Without registering you can run the demos, work through the tutorial and test whether QF-Test works with
your own software with the following restrictions:
Test-suites cannot be saved.
Only those test-suites provided with QF-Test can be loaded.
To enable all features for a full evaluation, new users should request an
Upgrading an old license
If you already have a valid commerical or
evaluation license for an older QF-Test version, please proceed as follows to obtain a
Download and install QF-Test as described below. It can be installed parallel to your old
installation. Make a backup copy of your old license and install it so that QF-Test will
pick it up.
When you start QF-Test it checks the validity of your license. If you need to upgrade,
click the "Request update" button to bring up your browser with a license upgrade form.
Please fill in and submit the form. Please make sure that you provide a correct email
The latest stable version of QF-Test is 4.0.11
For background information about the QF-Test versioning scheme, please see The life-cycle of a QF-Test version.
A choice of three packages is available for the installation of QF-Test. All of these
contain support for all avaialble GUI technologies, just your license determines
which you are allowed to test. Please see the Prices and License Types pages for further details.
Old production versions
On Windows you can install QF-Test using either the Windows
qftest-x.y.z.exe or the archive
Installing QF-Test from
the standard setup procedures for Windows. You will be asked to accept
the license agreement and select the root directory for
QF-Test. When upgrading to a new version, make sure you select the
same directory again (this will be the default).
To install QF-Test from the
first extract the archive in a convenient place. The default location
C:\Program Files\qfs. This will create a
qftest which we will refer to as the
root directory of QF-Test. When the qftest product family grows, this
directory will become the home for other products as well. After
extracting the archive, run the executable file called
in the version-specific directory
qftest-x.y.z under QF-Test's root directory. This
will take you through the same setup steps as
qftest-x.y.z.exe, except that no files will be
extracted. If you later want to uninstall QF-Test, you'll have to remove
its files by hand after running the uninstaller.
Note: Make sure that you select QF-Test's root
directory as the target directory for the setup.
When finished, the setup program will offer to configure the
Java program for QF-Test as well as the default language. To
find out more about the installation process, refer to the
installation section in QF-Test's user manual under the directory
First select a convenient directory that will hold this release of
QF-Test as well as future updates. Common choices are
/usr/local. Make sure you have
write access to this directory and change to it. When upgrading to
a new QF-Test version, use the same directory again.
Unpack either the
.zip archive with
qftest-x.y.z.zip or the
tar xfzv qftest-x.y.z.tar.gz. This will
create a directory named
qftest. We will refer to this
directory as the main or root directory of QF-Test. When the qftest
product family grows, this directory will become the home for other
products as well.
After unpacking a QF-Test archive for the first time, QF-Test's
root directory will hold only the version-specific subdirectory
qftest-x.y.z. When upgrading, a new subdirectory
for the current version will be added.
To finish the installation, change to the specific directory for the
current QF-Test version with
qftest/qftest-x.y.z and run one of the two setup scripts
setup.sh is a plain Bourne shell script while
setup.ksh is written for the Korn shell. On Solaris you
./setup.ksh. On other Unix systems both scripts
should work equally well but the Bourne shell version
./setup.sh is preferred.
After installing QF-Test, make sure to read the user
manual and the tutorial, both of which are available in HTML
and PDF versions under the directory
The License file
You may have a commercial or an evaluation license.
Since QF-Test 4.0 it is possible to activate or update your
license directly by use of the "Help->Update license..." menu action.
Of course the traditional way as described below is also still valid.
The license file is sent via email and named
license without any extension.
The file is the same for all operating systems.
Unfortunately some mail clients try
to guess the file type and add an extension on their own.
What you need to do with
this file is to put it into the root directory of your QF-Test installation (typically
C:\Program Files (x86)\qfs\qftest) and rename it to
license without any
extensions, if necessary.
When you restart QF-Test the new license will be detected automatically and the program is
meant to start up without respective notification dialogs. You can verify the installed
license data via the "Help->Info" menu action at any time.
When upgrading to a new QF-Test version you can simply keep the license file provided that it
is valid for the new version.