How do I test Java AWT/Swing applications on Mac OS X?¶
Squish supports Java both for Eclipse/SWT and for AWT/Swing. On Mac OS X however, Eclipse/SWT is Squish’s default.
The Mac GUI is provided by two separate incompatible toolkits, Cocoa and Carbon. Carbon is the older one and is used by AWT/Swing; Cocoa is the new one and is used with Eclipse/SWT.
If you need to test Java AWT/Swing applications you must change the default. This is easily done by setting the
SQUISH_USE_AWT environment variable to 1, usually via export (when in a command shell):
Then, in the same shell, start the Squish IDE:
Note: This is only applies to Squish for Java on Mac OS X.
For setting this permanently please see Mac OS X Lion no longer recognizes environment.plist?. But keep in mind that when you set it permanently you will have to unset it when you want to test SWT/RCP/Eclipse applications.
So consider creating a shell script instead:
Set the script executable:
To be able to test Java Applets the following configuration must be set in Applications/Utilities/Java Preferences:
Run applets: Within the browser process
Also, to force the use of Safari in 32-bit mode, set the
SQUISH_QUIT_SAFARI environment variable to
So, to make Squish work with Java AWT/Swing applications or applets, launch Squish like this in Terminal.app:
SQUISHDIR must be replaced with the actual path to your Squish installation. You could put these lines in a shell script or simply add the exports to you login profile.