Cobra 2.5 - Windows GUI test automation tool



  • Added Perl interface (Contributed by xsawyerx)
  • Added parallel execution (Leaks memory though, its not default, set
    LDTP_PARALLEL_MEM_LEAK environment variable before starting test)
  • Added new APIs (rightclick)
  • Fixed multiple bugs reported by users


  • Sawyer X (Perl LDTP library)
  • VMware colleagues
  • Wold (IRC)
  • Thanks to all others who have reported bugs through forum / email /
    in-person / IRC

Please spread the word and also share your feedback with us (email me:
[email protected]).

About LDTP:

Cross Platform GUI Automation tool Linux version is LDTP, Windows
is Cobra and Mac version is PyATOM (Work in progress).

  • Linux version is known to work on GNOME / KDE (QT >= 4.8) / Java Swing
    LibreOffice / Mozilla application on all major Linux distribution.
  • Windows version is known to work on application written in .NET / C++
    Java / QT on Windows XP SP3 / Windows 7 / Windows 8 development version.
  • Mac version is currently under development and verified only on OS X
    Lion/Mountain Lion. Where ever PyATOM runs, LDTP should work on it.

Download source: GitHub - ldtp/cobra: Windows version of Linux Desktop Testing Project

Download binary (Windows XP / Windows 7 / Windows 8):
System requirement: .NET 3.5, refer README.txt after installation

Documentation references:

For detailed information on LDTP framework and latest updates visit

For information on various APIs in LDTP including those added for this
release can be got from LDTP: LDTP User manual
Java doc - Generated Documentation (Untitled)

Report bugs - Bugs

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