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froglogic Releases Technology Preview of Squish 1.1

Hamburg, Germany – 2004-03-10 froglogic today announced the availability of a technology preview of Squish 1.1, the new version of the automated GUI testing framework for Qt applications.

“After the success of Squish 1.0 we are happy to present an even better version of Squish. The direction and new features of Squish 1.1 have been highly influenced by our customers. We are excited to be able to deliver what they have asked for” said Reginald Stadlbauer, froglogic Director of Development.

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.

“We conducted a survey among Squish’s customers and potential customers to learn about the favorite test scripting language of our users. After Tcl, Python was by far the most popular one. We are very happy that we can offer support for this well designed scripting language now” said Harri Porten, froglogic Director of Marketing.

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 (–stop command)
  • 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 this technology preview of Squish 1.1 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

The final version of Squish 1.1 is expected to be released in about one month.

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

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