I have been using Rational Visual Test for a number of years to automate testing of hardware that is connected to a PC. Visual Test allowed me to create the test scripts on one licensed PC, then create p-code files (.pc6) that could be distributed and run to test hardware on other PCs using Visual Test's mtrun.exe and other runtime files.
All was well until I recently tried to run the VT program on a Vista PC which resulted in problems. I have been resisting migrating, but now I have to seriously consider it. I know Rational Visual Test has been bought by IBM. I have been taking a close look at IBM Robot (which I think is the successor to VT). But so far, I have not been able to find if Robot still maintains the capability of distributing p-code (or similar) files that could be run on other PCs without having to buy a license for each PC. Some questions:
- Does IBM Robot have the capability of creating p-code files as described above to run on other PCs?
- At this point I would consider other test automation programs also. What other test automation programs would give me what I had with VT?
I apologize if this post was placed in the wrong area.
Unfortunately the only way to run Robot of RFT code on another PC is with either an actual license to run it from the GUI or a virtual tester license to run it from a central computer using Test Manager.
If you do want to stay with Rational tools you may want to forgo the Robot step since Robot is basically being left behind by Rational for the big brother Rational Functional Tester.
If this or any response has helped you, please reply to the thread stating that it worked so other people with a similar issue will know how you fixed your issue!