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    Silktest compatibility of Winddows and Unix...

    Hi.
    I whould like to know if the test scripts
    of silktest can be run on *nix and Windows
    platforms only with minor changes?

    I heard that test scripts of Winrunner
    are only 30% compatible to *nix, so most
    of the scripts must be re-written.

    I whould like to have some comments on this
    topic to help me choose which automated tool
    to buy & learn.

    THanks, Naor.

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    Re: Silktest compatibility of Winddows and Unix...

    Both tools are like that...

    Code for 4Test is portable from Windows to UNIX and visa-versa. It's not 100% portable, but here's what I mean... You need to have extra code for each platform, such as in UNIX you need to have extra code that says the dir seperator is "/" instead of "\" as in windows, etc...

    You can have your frame understand both UNIX and Windows declarations etc... But it requires plenty of extra work!

    That's the truth for both tools!


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    Re: Silktest compatibility of Winddows and Unix...

    Thanks for your answer.
    BUT, as I understand Mercury has Xrunner and Winrunner, while Segue has only silktest
    which can run on both systems (*nix and Windows).
    Also, Do the / and \ are a matter in Xwindows environment??
    After all, i'm after testing client/server
    on java VM (Microsoft/Explorer).

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    Re: Silktest compatibility of Winddows and Unix...

    Who says SilkTest is Unix-compatible? All they support is Windows. How do you run 4Test on Unix if they don't even have a Unix version of software?

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    Re: Silktest compatibility of Winddows and Unix...

    "Who says SilkTest is Unix-compatible? All they support is Windows. How do you run 4Test on Unix if they don't even have a Unix version of software?"

    Actually they do. If I am not mistaken you can install QAP 4.5.1 on Unix. However it is without web support.

    I am not certain to what extent Xrunner supports the web, but last time I enquired it was minimal as well.

    So I guess to some extent "I" am telling you that QA Partner is "somewhat" compatable with Unix.


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    Re: Silktest compatibility of Winddows and Unix...

    I have entire suites of tests that I have run, completely unmodified, agains NT/2000 and Solaris 7 & 8 on unix boxes. As for the / verses \ issue, I've found that Windows will allow / and translate it to \ if it needs to do so. One of the greatest frustrations with testing on the Unix platform was the inability of the SilkBean to deal effectively with long (256+) strings.

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    Re: Silktest compatibility of Winddows and Unix...

    DJGray has a neat point.

    I test in Unix and windows environments myself. But I only employ Silk (thus far) for Windows for Web Testing (and rarely).

    However in the language I use (python) I do
    employ the forward slash a great deal. Where this does cause me grief is in older Dos commands via SYS_EXECUTE. In those times you may want to employ a simple translate utility such as:
    This technique really has proven itself valuable in the multi-platform solution.




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