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Re: [soc-dev] [swtbot-dev] Need interested mentor in GSOC2012 -- Proposal for "Add swtbot support for more Nebula widgets"

在 2012年4月2日 上午11:15,Ketan Padegaonkar <ketanpadegaonkar@xxxxxxxxx>写道:

I do not feel I have the bandwidth to support a formal mentoring program given my day job, and the usage of java/eclipse is almost non-existant (emacs/vim/textmate+ruby anyone?). If you really do wish to contribute to SWTBot, I can point you to resources on the web to help you do that.
Thank you for your reply. Yes I want to do sth for SWTBot, but I also really want to participate this GSOC and hope someone can mentor me, because it will offer a more formal way for us to communicate and collaborate. I think I may need the resources in future if this proposal can be accepted, so thank you first.

BTW, for the mentoring program, it may not take so much time I think, so it would not occupy you too much bandwidth.
Anyone else on the list interested?

There is very little formal process on this project, and I'm happy to nominate you to committer if you really want to take this forward after you submit a few patches.

Let me know.
Thank you very much, if I want to do that outside GSOC, I will let you know.


- Ketan

On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 10:02 PM, 唐新红 <tomxinhong@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello everyone,

Sorry to paste my proposal here a little late to let everyone to know what this proposal plans to do for SWTBot in this Google Summer of Code. You can know the detail from the following proposal content. Interested guy can consider mentor me in this summer if you think it would do a good thing for SWTBot project.

I also appreciate that anyone can make any comments on this proposal, thank you very much!

Proposal “Add swtbot support for more Nebula widgets”



SWTBot is an open-source Java based UI/functional testing tool for testing SWT and Eclipse based applications. It not only provides APIs that are simple to read and write, but also can run on all platforms that SWT runs on while very few other testing tools can perform such well in SWT and Eclipse based UI testing world. However, Nebula as a popular Eclipse project offering useful Custom SWT widgets, which SWTBot should do more work to support.


Detailed Information

SWTBot performs well in SWT and Eclipse based UI testing world, and you can know more information at [1]. Nebula is a place where different Eclipse-Projects and Independent developers collaborate on building Custom SWT widgets and reuseable UI-Components useable in UI-Applications built using SWT and JFace, you can know more at [2].

There is already someone realizing that SWTBot should be enhanced to support Nebula widgets, see the bug tracker [3] and Eclipse forum [4]. The bug reporter Aurelien has already very interesting and significant work to enhance the SWTBot to support Nebula Gallery widget, however many other Nebula widgets may still not be supported yet by SWTBot after about 2 years since the bug reported. On the bug page talking list, guys have shown great interest and wish to see SWTBot supporting more Nebula widgets. I just want to utilize this GSOC opportunity to do such interesting thing which is not listed on the eclipse GSOC2012 wiki page, but I still want mentors can focus on this idea.



There are about 18 widgets Nebula offering, with 10 released and 8 in incubation, so this proposal will only focus on the 10 released Nebula widgets. In 2010, Aurelien already did great work to enhance SWTBot to support Nebula Gallery, so the first step in this summer is to check his patches and borrow useful information to go further. After that, write code to support more other released widgets.


The detailed plan is as follows:




Before coding: clone Nebula and SWTBot repositories and prepare all developing environments; create bugs if neccesary

Week 1: check the patch against bug 325076 to know more and finish off the work if necessary

Week 2: write code to support Grid

Week 3: write code to support PGroup

Week 4: write code to support PShelf

Week 5: write code to support TableCombo

Week 6: write code to support CalendarCombo

Week 7-9: write code to support XViewer and GanttChart

Week 10-12: write code to support Oscilloscope and SWT Transition Widget

Week 13 – GSOC2012 END: write documentations and tests, create patches to fix corresponding bugs


About me

My name is TangXinHong, a undergraduate student from Beijing University of Technology. I'm preparing for my computer science and technology bachelor degree. I have about 2 years Java programming experiences and often use SWT to develop Eclipse based UI applications. I’m new to GSOC, hope I can learn a lot and make friends here.


My Email : Tomxinhong@xxxxxxxxx

My IRC ID: tomxinhong







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