Rutema 1.0.5 Released

rutema version 1.0.5 has been released!


rutema is a test execution tool with a twist.
It allows you to combine test tools while it takes care of logging,
reporting, archiving of results and formalizes execution of automated
and manual tests.
It’s purpose is to make testing in heterogeneous environments easier.

For more information look at


  • Unified test execution environment for automated and manual tests
  • Extensible reports and notifications in various formats (email, rss,
    pdf, html etc.)
  • Web frontend and command line report generation tools for browsing the
    test results database (with rutemaweb)
  • Comprehensive history of test execution
  • A well defined way to create a project specific test specification


See for an
introductory example.



1.0.5 / 2009-07-16

  • Updated gem dependencies to use activerecord 2.3.2
  • A failure of the check test now passes all test stati (as
    not_executed). This will not skew statistics that show the trends on
    test numbers
  • Setup and teardown are no longer executed for check tests
  • fixed bug in element_prompt where a negative answer would not set an
  • TextReporter now shows the failed tests first, followed by tests with
    warnings, not executed tests and finally the successes. This gives a
    better overview of the important bits
  • removed require “rubygems” from library code

1.0.4 / 2008-11-7

  • Added functionality that allows ignoring the result of a step. The
    step is considered always successful

1.0.3 / 2008-10-28

  • The name of the configuration file is added in the context information
  • can be used to group results together in cases where there are
    multiple configurations
  • Context is now stored as a Hash
  • EmailReporter now displays a footer as defined in it’s configuration

1.0.2 / 2008-10-23

  • Bugfix in ActiveRecordReporter: \000 sequences produce exceptions when
  • Output and error from commands is now more strictly sanitized.

1.0.1 / 2008-10-13

  • rutema_upgrader - Bug: update not performed - fixed

1.0.0 / 2008-10-06

  • DB schema change: title and description added to scenario table
  • footer parameter for the email reporter
  • Specification titles included in the text reports
  • When parsing multiple specifications a duplicate name will now
    generate a parser error
  • rutema_updater upgrades existing databases, check
  • rutemah scrapped
  • rutemax logs it’s version always
  • activerecord 2.1.1 is now in use