Arquillian Drone Extension 1.1.0.Final Released

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

We’ve introduced new features in 1.1.0.Final while still preserving backwards compatibility with 1.0.0.Final. There’s now a much simpler way to configure Drone, better support for the Opera browser and support for browsers on iOS devices.

Significant changes since 1.0.0.Final

Browser capabilities instead of implementationClass and native capability configuration

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

<extension qualifier=“webdriver”>
<property name=“browserCapabilities”>opera</property>
<property name=“opera.no_restart”>true</property>
<property name=“acceptSSLCerts”>false</property>
Support for reusable browsers

Reusable browsers stay connected even if you finish the tests. This will speed up turnaroud when developing the application. Reusable browsers are based on top of remote browsers, so you’ll need Selenium Hub (run selenium-server-standalone-2.25.0.jar) running during your tests. This is how you enable them (remoteAddress is optional, default value listed here):

<extension qualifier=“webdriver”>
<property name=“browserCapabilities”>chrome</property>
<property name=“remoteReusable”>true</property>
<property name=“remoteAddress”>http://localhost:4444/wd/hub</property>
Better support for the Opera browser
Support for browsers on iOS devices
Deprecated Arquillian Drone system properties configuration

The system properties configuration provided by Arquillian Core is now the preferred way to configure Arquillian Drone. The old style of system properties still work, but using them will produce warnings in the log and will be removed completely in a future version. Now use arq.extension.extensionName.propertyName to override a value from arquillian.xml file

I’d like to thank everybody from the community eagerly adopting new releases, discovering bugs and providing bugfixes. You guys are awesome!

We hope that you’ll enjoy the improvements. We look forward to hear your feedback in the community forums.

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Release details

Component Arquillian Drone Extension
Version 1.1.0.Final view tag
Release date 2012-10-24
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 9

Component Upgrade
  • ARQ-929 - Drone: Switch useJavaScript to true by default
  • ARQ-1165 - Remove ChromeDriver tests exclusions
Feature Request
  • ARQ-1164 - Use default Chrome location for tests
  • ARQ-1048 - RemoteWebDriver ignores old configuration properties
  • ARQ-1110 - can't create an instance of IPhoneDriver
  • ARQ-1113 - Add @Deprecation to ConfigurationMapper.fromSystemConfiguration
  • ARQ-1112 - Verify Arquillian Drone can run on JDK 1.5

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