Create a checkbox plugin to easily automate gesture tests

Bug #646719 reported by Ara Pulido on 2010-09-24
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Bug Description

Depends on:
 * bug #731375

We can use evemu to integrate fully automated tests. Some requirements:

1. Checkbox should accept the /dev/input/eventX file as a parameter
   1a. When in record mode, Checkbox should get a dedicated X window for gesture input
   1b. It should capture all the events made and they should not be passed to the window manager
2. It should playback gestures in a Checkbox-standard way
3. The output it produces should contain as little clutter as possible and with text strings that are easy to parse

Possible example output:

Gesture: 2 Fingers Pinch
Gesture: 3 Fingers Pinch
Gesture: 1 Finger Rotate

If it is possible also to match combined gestures, that would be also great.

Example

Gesture: 2 Fingers Pinch
Combined Gesture: 3 Fingers Tap + 2 Fingers

Ara Pulido (ara) on 2010-09-24
Changed in utouch-grail:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
summary: - Create an application to easily automated gesture tests
+ Create an application to easily automate gesture tests

We've been doing a portion of this manually when debugging touch issues for folks:
  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch/Testing/uTouchEvEmu

Changed in utouch-grail:
assignee: nobody → Duncan McGreggor (oubiwann)
status: New → In Progress
Duncan McGreggor (oubiwann) wrote :

This is going to be developed in tandem with this script:
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/utouch-grail/+bug/622790

We want to make sure that Checkbox and Apport can use the libraries we create. Likely, this will go in utouch-evemu (libraries in a "python" subdir and scripts in "bin").

Links from Ara:
 * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/Automation/Checkbox/
 * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Apport/DeveloperHowTo

Additional notes (from IRC):
<ara> in checkbox, you can have a requires field in your test, that will run only if that package is available
<ara> in apport, as the hook is only installed if a particular package is installed, you can assume that the dependencies for that package are installed as well

Changed in utouch-evemu:
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Duncan McGreggor (oubiwann)
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Rather than a package hook I recommend creating an apport symptom called touch. Apport would be called via 'ubuntu-bug touch' and then the symptom could help diagnose the problem, identify configuration errors, find the right package and report the bug.

Apport symptoms live in the package apport-symptoms and can be found in /usr/share/apport/symptoms. Both the storage and audio symptoms are examples of what can be accomplished with a symptom.

summary: - Create an application to easily automate gesture tests
+ Create a checkbox plugin to easily automate gesture tests
Duncan McGreggor (oubiwann) wrote :

We will need to add data to the checkbox/data directory. Something along the lines of:
  checkbox/data/evemu/devices
  checkbox/data/evemu/gestures

Device configurations and gesture recordings, respectively.

description: updated
Duncan McGreggor (oubiwann) wrote :

After further discussions with Henrik and Chase, I need to clarify the last comment:

 * the recordings are tied to a particular device
 * as such, the data directory structure would need to be something like this:

    checkbox/data/gestures/DEVICENAME/virtual-device.evemu
    checkbox/data/gestures/DEVICENAME/gesture-NAME.evemu

Chase Douglas (chasedouglas) wrote :

The hierarchy looks good. I'd use "device.prop" and "gesture-NAME.events" to distinguish between the file types.

Since effort is already going into utouch to facilitate this, this should be Confirmed in checkbox too. It should also be wishlist, since it is a feature not a bug.

Changed in checkbox:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in checkbox:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Ara Pulido (ara) wrote :

We will review this if needed

Changed in checkbox:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in utouch-evemu:
assignee: Duncan McGreggor (oubiwann) → nobody
Changed in utouch-grail:
assignee: Duncan McGreggor (oubiwann) → nobody
Chase Douglas (chasedouglas) wrote :

Only grail needs checkbox support for this task.

no longer affects: utouch-evemu
Changed in utouch-grail:
status: In Progress → Triaged
Chase Douglas (chasedouglas) wrote :

I think we are facilitating the goals of this task through integration testing. I'm closing this bug.

Changed in utouch-grail:
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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