Yes, they are stable now... Much more than before I was exposed to eTest a couple of years back and there was a big issue with stability. But now I think they've gotton their tools much more robust Hope that helps...
I would concur that the tools are reliable and stable. I've found the support overall quite good. They will follow up and respond to any inquiry initiated and follow through even where it's time cosuming. The main issue will be whether it can execute you application adequately (without too many "code-arounds". For example, eTest has relatively narrow support for ActiveX controls, so if you used those extensively you probably need to look elsewhere.
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I have run into that question of stability also and I have worked with 4.x and 5.00-5.02 and from things I have read and seen it seems that 5.00-5.02 may be somewhat buggy.(see http://www.qaforums.com/Forum8/HTML/000019.html) We are currently using 5.02 and are looking at moving up to 5.04 or 5.1. Which I have heard are pretty good, 4.x seemed pretty stable for what we used it for when we first started automating.
Has anyone else ran into problems with 5.02, I have had problems with 12002 timeout errors using E-load and we were able to reduce the number of 12002 errors when we cleared the registery and uninstall etest suite and then re-installed.
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