froglogic Releases Automated GUI Test Tool Squish 1.1

froglogic Releases Automated GUI Test Tool Squish 1.1

Hamburg, Germany – 2004-04-06 froglogic today announced the availability of Squish 1.1, the new version of the automated GUI testing framework for Qt applications.

The main new features of Squish 1.1 are:

  • Python support: Squish has been designed to support multiple scripting languages from day one. In Squish 1.0, support for Tcl was implemented. In Squish 1.1, test scripts can also be written and recorded in the very popular Python scripting language.
  • Squish Spy: This new tool allows Squish to hook up to a running application to inspect its objects properties and methods by either clicking on objects in the application or by navigating the object tree view. The already existing hook-up mechanism of Squish is used, meaning the Squish Spy is also non-intrusive and doesn’t require any modifications to the application to work.
  • Test script debugger: Instead of just executing a test case, it can be executed in the debugger now as well. This way break points can be set, and the user can step through test scripts. This opens up many possibilities for the future like allowing to execute a test until a break point and recording from there.
  • Automatic insertion of test verification points: The combination of the Squish Spy and the debugger are the foundation of this new feature. By halting the test script at a specified point and choosing objects and properties in the running application, it is possible to insert test verification points into the test script via the Squish IDE without having to write the code manually.

“I am impressed with Squish. After I saw it, I set the other options aside and recommended that my client buy Squish. I especially like the fact that Squish uses existing scripting languages, rather than requiring the user to learn a proprietary language. The folks at froglogic are knowledgeable both about Qt and the state of the art in test automation, a rare combination. They provided excellent support, even from many time zones away. I’m looking forward to finding more opportunities to use Squish!” said Danny R. Faught, Proprietor of Tejas Software Consulting.

Other smaller improvements include:

  • Basic ActiveX support: It is possible to send key and mouse events to ActiveX components embedded in Qt applications via ActiveQt.
  • Better control over the squishserver
  • Additional event compression heuristics have been implemented
  • Usability improvements in the Squish IDE
  • Support for 64 bit and FreeBSD platforms
  • All test result logs contain file and line number information
  • Better error messages

Squish customers and evaluators can now find Squish 1.1 packages in their download area. For more information about Squish and its price and licensing, visit If you would like to evaluate or buy 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

+49 (0)40 39 99 11 64

About Tejas Software Consulting
Tejas Software Consulting is Danny R. Faught’s independent consulting practice. Danny focuses on test automation, test team bootstrapping, and communication. He is a Technical Advisor and Contributing Editor for, the maintainer for, and the publisher of Open Testware Reviews. Danny has eleven years of software testing experience.

Danny R. Faught

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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