Looking for GUI application programs for experiments

Manuel Wolfshant wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro
Tue May 15 19:35:55 UTC 2007

On 05/15/2007 10:28 PM, William Cohen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am working with a couple researchers at North Carolina State 
> University looking at the TLB behavior. Past studies in this area have 
> used statically linked programs like SPEC CPU to provide workload for 
> the simulator. This is very different than the typical shared-library, 
> GUI application available on the desktop. We would like to have a 
> sampling of workload programs that are more like the typical programs 
> that people use on desktop machines. The characteristics we are 
> looking for in the examples are:
> -represent commonly-performed tasks, e.g. edit file and view document
> -depend on a number of dynamically-linked libraries
> -use GUI
> -have built-in accessibility features needed to automate the
>     experiment with dogtail
> -run for a couple seconds, so instrumented version doesn't take too long
> -doesn't require network access
> Currently, we have some example workloads using gthumb, evince, and 
> abiword. They are driven by dogtail. We are looking for some 
> additional examples to round out the experiments. Some GUI tests might 
> be suitable for this, but would like to have examples that are more 
> like normal person might use the software rather than a minimal test 
> cases.
> -Will
my colleagues are very fond of nedit

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