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Developer(s) GNU Project, Henrik Sandklef
Stable release
3.15 / December 22, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-12-22)[1]
Operating system X11
Type X11 Test
License GNU General Public License
Website www.sandklef.com/xnee

GNU Xnee is a suite of programs that can record, replay and distribute user actions under the X11 environment. It can be used for testing and demonstrating X11 applications.[2] Within X11 each user input (mouse click or key press) is an X Window System event. Xnee records these events into a file. Later Xnee is used to play the events back from the file and into an X Window System just as though the user were operating the system.[3] Xnee can also be used to play or distribute user input events to two or more machines in parallel.[2] As the target X Window application sees what appears to be physical user input it has resulted in Xnee being dubbed “Xnee is Not an Event Emulator.”[3][4]

As Xnee is free software, it can be modified to handle special tasks. For example, inserting time stamps as part of the playback.[5]

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  1. ^ Sandklef, Henrik (2012-12-22). "GNU Xnee 3.15 ('Shankar') released" (Mailing list). info-gnu. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
  2. ^ a b Henrik Sandklef (January 1, 2004). "Testing Applications with Xnee". Linux Journal. Retrieved August 14, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Jerry yin Hom (May 2008). "An Execution Context Optimization Framework for Disk Energy" (pdf). pp. 56–57. Retrieved August 14, 2009.
  4. ^ "Xnee FAQ". Free Software Foundation. Retrieved August 14, 2009.
  5. ^ Gregory Hartman; Jack Lin; Michael Merideth (December 12, 2002). "Methods for Recognizing Service Quiescence" (pdf). pp. 7–8. Retrieved August 14, 2009.