[twill] Summer of Code, and twill contest.

Brett Carter brett at kavi.com
Thu Mar 30 18:27:53 PST 2006

Rhino is a java implementation of mozilla's js engine.  Probably could
be easily run via exec() or better yet jython...


Titus Brown wrote:
> Hey folks,
> last night at the SoCal Piggies meeting, we briefly discussed the idea
> of designing some twill or twill-related projects for the Google Summer
> of Code.  (I'm not sure that they're doing it again, actually, but I
> figure it wouldn't hurt to think about it anyway.)  Does anyone have any
> thoughts on possible SoC projects?
> I'd like to push two projects, myself:
>   (a) pulling a JavaScript interpreter out of some OSS browser (Mozilla,
>   	presumably) and wrapping it in such a way that it is accessible
> 	to Python, and maybe Perl/Ruby/PHP.
> 	This could make it possible for twill to understand JS, and also
> 	seriously benefit a lot of other Web testing projects.
>   (b) building a twill-ish syntax for Selenium Driven Mode, and maybe
>   	simplifying the Driven Mode in a few ways, too.
> Separately, at some point in the not-to-distant future (say ~6 mo) I
> may be able to offer some computer- or testing-related swag from a
> large-ish computer publisher.  I was thinking of making up a little
> context -- something like "neatest extension module for twill", or
> some such.  Any thoughts on whether or not this would be worthwhile?
> I sometimes feel like the horizons I've set for twill aren't that
> distant or unobtainable, but I'm sure you all are more creative than
> that ;).
> cheers,
> --titus
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