Arquillian Drone Extension 1.1.0.CR3 Released

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The Arquillian team is proud to announce the 1.1.0.CR3 release of the Arquillian Drone Extension component!

After some thought we realized that the current options for configuration (and implementation for that matter) were too complicated. While browserCapabilities allowed you to ignore the implementing class of WebDriver, you were still required to remember how to set up various capabilities.

We dropped the capability configuration support as you know it from CR1 and CR2 and replaced it with something much easier to use. You can now set up the capabilities directly as they come from WebDriver.

Some of the highlights in this release

Direct capability mapping. Think of any WebDriver capability, such as opera.no_restart or acceptSSLCerts, you can now specify them directly in arquillian.xml:

<extension qualifier="webdriver">
    <property name="browserCapabilities">firefox</property>
    <property name="opera.no_restart">true</property>
    <property name="acceptSSLCerts">false</property>

Deprecated Arquillian Drone system properties configuration in favor of the system properties configuration provided by Arquillian Core. The old style of system properties still work, but using them will produce warnings in the log and will be removed completely in a later version.

In the previous arquilian.xml snippet, browserCapabilities would map to arquillian.webdriver.browser.capabilities. The correct way to override this property is now arq.extension.webdriver.browserCapabilities. With the new properties handling you can also provide the properties in a file by spcifying the file name in the system property.

The same apply to the qualifiers support. Given the following arquillian.xml snippet you would now use arq.extension.webdriver-myqualifier.browserCapabilities instead of the legacy arquillian.webdriver.myqualifier.browser.capabilities:

<extension qualifier="webdriver-myqualifier">
    <property name="browserCapabilities">chrome</property>

We hope that this will make Arquillian Drone easier to use, especially for people who have already tried to use browserCapabilities.

We look forward to hearing your feedback about this release in the community forums!

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Release details

Component Arquillian Drone Extension
Version 1.1.0.CR3 view tag
Release date 2012-09-10
Released by Aslak Knutsen
Compiled against

Published artifacts org.jboss.arquillian.extension

  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-drone-bom pom
  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-drone-selenium-depchain pom
  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-drone-webdriver-depchain pom
  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-drone-api jar javadoc pom
  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-drone-spi jar javadoc pom
  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-drone-configuration jar javadoc pom
  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-drone-impl jar javadoc pom
  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-drone-selenium-server jar javadoc pom
  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-drone-selenium jar javadoc pom
  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-drone-webdriver jar javadoc pom

Release notes and resolved issues 7

Component Upgrade
  • ARQ-1088 - Upgrade and align AS7 versions in Drone tests
  • ARQ-1047 - RemoteAddress nor Remote property does not trigger remote webdriver
  • ARQ-1064 - Can't set WebDriver capability with name containing '_'
  • ARQ-1075 - Problem with Drone when configuring WebDriver via Capabilities interface
  • ARQ-1090 - Remove chromeSwitches from tests
  • ARQ-1091 - Make capability setting in Drone easier

Thanks to the following list of contributors: Karel Piwko, Lukas Fryc, Jan PapouĊĦek, Aslak Knutsen