Sikuli X 1.0 RC3 "Maltipoo" Released!

Written for Sikuli by Tsung-Hsiang Chang on 2011-09-15

This release fixes many major bugs in RC2 and improves the usability of Sikuli IDE and the consistency of Sikuli's Java and Jython API. A new feature in Sikuli Script allows users to register global hot keys that trigger user-defined functions.

All Sikuli and Sikuli X users are recommended to upgrade to this version. Please download the release package for you operating system at


Sikuli IDE
- Auto indentation
- New settings in preferences: expand tab, tab width, font style, font size
- The locale of the IDE can be changed
- ESC cancels screen capture mode
- Sikuli code (including images) can be copied across tabs
- Sikuli code can be copied as plain text to other programs/text editors
- Window size and opened files are remembered and restored automatically

Sikuli Script
- App class supports Linux now (wmctrl and xdotool required.)
- Java APIs are more consistent with Jython's
- New hotkey API allows the user to register hotkeys that trigger a Sikuli function
- A parameter of Sikuli's vision engine MinTargetSize can be changed to adjust the robustness/speed of the engine
- Pure color templates can be matched now
- popup() accepts an optional parameter for setting the title of the dialog
- Some error messages are improved
- The bundled Jython upgrades to 2.5.2


- Many bugs in the matching preview window are fixed - not hanging anymore, preview is consistent with the result of findAll.

See for the complete list of fixed bugs.


- Our code repository will be moving to github soon. Welcome to watch or fork Sikuli on github if you are interested in our development. We are open to any kind of contributions.

- Except for the source code repository, we will continue to use launchpad for bug tracking, Q&A, release management, and UI translations.

- We have set up a continuous integration server at, which builds Sikuli continuously. If you don't want to wait for our stable release, try our latest builds at

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