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Mac application testing

Post by Ruser » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:36 pm

We have an AIR application under test on both windows and Mac. I know Ranorex works for windows only. Is there any possible way that I can run the Ranorex script on Mac?

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Re: Mac application testing

Post by Support Team » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:06 pm

Ruser wrote:I know Ranorex works for windows only. Is there any possible way that I can run the Ranorex script on Mac?
Well, I guess you pretty much answered that question yourself... :D

Theoretically, you could connect to the Mac machine from a Windows machine using an X-Server implementation for Windows or VNC or similar. Then you could run Ranorex on the Windows machine and automate Mac programs through the remote connection window. However, the automation would be rather unreliable, since Ranorex would only see a single element (the remote connection window) and would use relative coordinates inside it. Even when using image-based locations there could be problems if the remote connection system compresses images lossy.

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Re: Mac application testing

Post by Ruser » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:22 pm

Thanks for the reply. I just want to double check with you guys before I go look for another solution.