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    SilkTest - testing cross platform Java Application

    We are tesing a Java standalone application running on NT and
    Solaris.

    Will Silk Test scripts run on both platforms?

    Silk seems to be the only single cross platform tool.

    Rational Robot is Windows only.

    Mercury offers 2 tools (WinRunner and X-Runner) But they must be
    purchased separately for a total cost of 20K.

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    Re: SilkTest - testing cross platform Java Application

    People, please correct me if I'm wrong.

    My understanding is that when there was QA Partner 4.x, Segue supported running on UNIX in XWindow environment with a special UNIX based agent.

    With SilkTest 5.x, I don't know if the agent on UNIX is still supported.

    In any event, fortunately you have a Java app, and at least you can run your tests on NT with SilkTest for NT. Maybe you could find some other trick with a NT based XWindow server, and automate the Humminbird XWindow. ( I know, sounds funny, but it is not a client, XWindow terminology is backwards).

    I personally have used the Hummingbird Exceed suite on NT 4.0, with Solaris 2.5.x, 2.6, and 2.7, and for the most part it behaved very well. Saved me the walk to the nearest Sun pizza box . As for using SilkTest with it, I don't know (I was doing Visual Test at the time, and did not even attempt it).


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    Re: SilkTest - testing cross platform Java Application


    I plan on doing the same thing - I have a java app that runs on Windows platforms and on Solaris. Silk sells an agent that works with Solaris, so what you want should be supported. I sure hope so - I'm counting on that working for me!

    Atlee
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    Re: SilkTest - testing cross platform Java Application


    Support told me there is an Agent which must be installed on Solaris.

    The Silk test script will then be driven and controlled by the NT machine.

    If this is the case, do I need to look into Hummingbird?

    I'm a Unix newbie.
    So with this Hummingbird application, I can make my NT machine an X-window client and then run Solaris apps remotely?


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    Re: SilkTest - testing cross platform Java Application

    Hi,

    You are right about their being a UNIX agent for SilkTest. However, this is only used to test motif applications and will not work against a Java application. In order to test java applications on UNIX you need to use the Silkbean which is a Java version of the agent which can be used to test any java application on any platform (that said it has not been certified for all platforms). The instructions for setting it up are in the online help.

    The SilkBean does not support recording, so what you will need to do is record any scripts on NT and then run them on the UNIX box.

    Good luck.

    Paul

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