froglogic releases version 1.3 of automated Qt GUI test tool Squish

froglogic releases version 1.3 of automated Qt GUI test tool Squish

Hamburg, Germany – 2005-03-23 froglogic GmbH today announced the availability of Squish 1.3, the new version of the automated GUI testing framework for Qt applications.

Main new features

  • Support for JavaScript: In addition to Tcl and Python, Squish now also supports JavaScript as scripting language for test scripts. As with the other supported scripting languages, the complete APIs of Squish, Qt and the application under test are available and accessible from JavaScript. Squish uses the JavaScript interpreter from the KDE project, which is the most advanced and most actively maintained cross-platform JavaScript implementation available.
  • New platforms supported: Squish now also supports MacOS X and AIX.

Smaller improvements

  • Multiple wrapper libraries to make custom APIs of the AUT and extra components available to test scripts can be specified.
  • Configurable location of the object map enabling users to share an object map between multiple test suites.
  • New option to let the Squish IDE highlight the current line during test execution.
  • Improved user interface for managing AUTs and AUT paths.
  • Improved user interface in the Squish IDE.
  • More configuration options for access control of squishserver.
  • Improved error reporting including showing a script backtrace on script errors.
  • Improved performance.
  • Improved test data and object map script APIs.

Getting to know Squish 1.3

froglogic will hold a free webinar on Squish including a presentation of the new features of Squish 1.3 soon. If you are interested in attending the Webinar, please contact us at


Squish customers and evaluators can now find Squish 1.3 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

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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