froglogic is happy to announce a major release of its flagship product, the Squish GUI Tester, a market leading cross-platform GUI test automation tool, with support for all major GUI technologies operating on all desktop, mobile, embedded and cross-browser web platforms.
New to Squish 6.5 is AI-driven OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Support, a method of text recognition and verification that compliments Squish’s already powerful Object-based and Image-based recognition capabilities. OCR is a technology that enables the digitization of scanned images with printed text into machine-readable data that can later be used for electronic editing. Implemented into Squish, OCR allows for efficient text handling in those scenarios where Image-based recognition methods, including Fuzzy Image Search, are generally unsuitable for locating and verifying text onscreen due to a wide assortment of fonts, font sizes, decorations and rendering modes in cross-platform GUI tests. Locating and verifying onscreen text is now easier than ever thanks to added OCR support, even in cases where the same text is rendered with different parameters, making it look largely dissimilar in pixel-to-pixel comparisons.
Squish uses a built-in AI-powered OCR engine to facilitate text recognition. OCR support in Squish was developed from the beginning to be fully flexible. If you’re looking to use a specific OCR engine, it’s no problem: Squish has the ability to support alternative OCR engines for substitution.
This major release offers several bug fixes and stability improvements for all editions of the product. Below are a few highlights from the changelog:
- Computer restart after a Squish installation might be needed on some Windows machines, in order to improve accuracy of the Squish recording feature.
- Resolved spurious warning when editing BDD test cases claiming that no matching step definition can be found.
- Fixed the picker tooltip showing light text on light background if macOS’s Dark Mode is enabled.
- Fixed a problem with iphonelauncher not listing any devices when the Xcode installation has been renamed.
- Introduced test.attachDesktopscreenshot() function for attaching desktop screenshots to the test report.
- Basic support for verifying Qt3D and Qt3D Studio scenes.
- Introduced new chooseFile() function for portably automating native Windows file dialogs.
- Added support for automated Safari 12 and later versions via WebDriver.
Download & Evaluation
Customers and existing evaluators can find the Squish 6.5 packages in their download area. New evaluators are welcome to request a free, fully-supported and fully-functional trial.
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