updated 11:00 am EDT, Thu June 5, 2008
RiTA comes to OS X 10.5
Redstone Software, makers of Eggplant, announced the general availability of the Redstone integrated Test Appliance (RiTA) on the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system. By supporting Leopard, Redstone is able to exploit Apple's latest Xserve hardware to create powerful platforms from which Eggplant can be deployed to Windows desktops. RiTA provides a centralized facility for Macintosh users to build, store, manage and execute Eggplant Functional Tester (FT) and Eggplant Load Tester (LT) automated test cases.
"People do not like working with operating systems that they are not familiar with. While nearly everyone who sees Eggplant recognizes how it would make automating his or her test cases easier, the fact that it runs on Mac has been a deterrent for some," the company said. "RiTA bridges that gap and enables the full features and benefits of Eggplant and Leopard to be exploited by Windows users from their local Windows desktop. The fact that we now have Mac OS X 10.5 support means we can start to fulfill the backlog of demand that we have for Eggplant deployed in a Windows environment."
Mac users can choose between two models of Redstone's integrated Test Appliance. RiTA-1020, designed for mid-sized testing departments, supports up to 10 concurrent development sessions and 20 test execution sessions. RiTA-2050, designed for large testing departments, supports up to 20 concurrent development sessions and 50 test execution sessions. A free trial demo is available through the company's website.