CamStudio, making build breaks more entertaining

We have a build machine running an automated GUI test with no one is sitting at the console and occasionally it fails leaving us scratching our heads as to why? Immediately we thought about running a screen capture tool so off I ran to Google looking for free screen capture utilities and as usual in a search or two I stumbled into
CamStudio – Free Streaming Video Desktop Recording Software
. Hmm, sounds interesting…

Well, this turned into a great surprise because it’s exactly what I was looking for and I’ve now incorporated into our automated test suite. One really nice thing it does is convert the .AVI file to .SWF for easy playback via a web page. So now otherwise boring build breaks just got a whole lot more entertaining. 🙂

So if you’re looking for a killer screen capture utility at a very attractive price I highly recommend CamStudio. Here is the CamStudio blog. Now, gotta go find out how to make a donation.