froglogic Announce Availability of Beta Release of Automated Qt GUI Testing Tool Squish 1.0

froglogic Announce Availability of Beta Release of Automated Qt GUI Testing Tool Squish 1.0

Hamburg, Germany – 2003-10-19 froglogic today announced the availability of a the first beta release of Squish 1.0. froglogic Squish is a professional cross platform automated GUI testing framework for applications written using Trolltech®‘s Qt® GUI toolkit.

« The alpha releases of Squish already attracted the interest of many developers and QA engineers who need a complete GUI testing solution for their Qt projects. We would like to thank all alpha testers for all the productive feedback which made it possible for us to move rather quickly from the first alpha snapshot to this beta release. », said Harri Porten, froglogic Unix Platform Chief.

With Squish, existing Qt applications can be tested without any modifications. Test scripts are written in the full-featured scripting language Tcl and can be recorded automatically (and edited afterwards). Test cases can use arbitrary test data files and there is also support for data-driven testing. The framework is very flexible and open and can be easily set up for batch-mode testing to run e.g. automatic nightly regression tests.

The entire system can be controlled via command line tools. In addition, Squish includes a GUI front-end to develop, record, execute and debug tests.

« Since the first alpha release we improved Squish in many ways. Support for more platforms has been added, performance has been improved and many features requested by alpha testers have been implemented. Overall we are happy with the set of available features, the stability and performance of Squish and are confident that Squish will be a very useful tool for many Qt developers and QA engineers out there. », said Reginald Stadlbauer, froglogic Squish Product Manager.

The final release of Squish 1.0 is expected to be available by the middle or end of November this year.

For more information about Squish, visit If you are interested in evaluating a beta release of Squish, please contact us at

About froglogic
froglogic GmbH is a software company offering Qt consultancy services and Qt-based development tools. froglogic was founded by two former Trolltech senior engineers, Reginald Stadlbauer and Harri Porten, who now use their experience and skills to serve the Qt 3rd party market. froglogic is based in Hamburg, Germany. More about froglogic at

Harri Porten is of German and Finnish descent and grew up in Germany and Thailand. After high school he studied at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg in Germany, and at the University of Waterloo in Canada; he graduated with a diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Harri started programming on an Apple II, and soon turned his hobby into a source of income, providing maintenance and consultancy services to local businesses. After discovering Linux, Harri joined the "KDE" project, where he eventually implemented a JavaScript interpreter – this interpreter was adopted for use in KDE's web browser "Konqueror", and is now also used by Apple in its Safari browser, and served as the starting point for WebKit's JavaScript interpreter. Harri began working as a software engineer at Trolltech AS in Oslo in the summer of 2000. During the next three years he oversaw the portability of the Qt GUI toolkit to a wide variety of different compilers and operating systems, including HP-UX and AIX. In addition, he implemented Qt's original SVG support, and was involved in Trolltech's quality assurance process. Harri was also a member of the Qt Script for Applications (QSA) team. Harri co-founded froglogic in 2003.

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