I was wondering if anybody out there has tried compiling scripts when running under WinXP64. If you had it running, what did you have to do to get it to work. I checked IBM's site for an update but there isn't any. Thanks
If the application you are testing is running MFC based controls, then you should not have any problems. If you are testing a J2EE based application or one which uses dialogs containing custom controls, then Palani is correct and VT is not going to work very well for that type of testing.
In my experience, Visual Test can test a 64-bit application as easily as a 32-bit, as long as you're testing an MFC application. What you *can't* do is run the Visual Test IDE in a 64-bit environment. You need to do all your script development on a 32-bit app in a 32-bit environment, then actually run your scripts in the 64-bit app in a 64-bit environment. Suite Manager still works (as well as it ever did, anyway), but batch files work better, in my opinion.
My theory regarding 64 bit apps is that the handles and such are just too large for VT to deal with. I haven't really looked into though.
I'd love to hear the results of your evaluations of other products. The latest beta drop of the Vista version of Windows seems to have broken the journaling commands that VT uses to interact with controls. VT was working for us with the previous beta of Vista so we're hoping this is just a bug. We've got inquiries in to Microsoft looking for an answer on this.
If it turns out that VT is not going to work on Vista we're going to have to find another automation tool and begin the process of migrating over a HUGE code base of test programs. I really hope it doesn't come to that.