Arquillian Drone Extension 1.2.0.Alpha1 Released

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The Arquillian team is proud to announce the 1.2.0.Alpha1 release of the Arquillian Drone Extension component!

We’ve introduced new features and bugfixes in 1.2.0.Alpha1 while still preserving backwards compatibility with 1.1.0.Final. We fixed an annoying bug that made usage of some capabilities impossible and have delivered some Firefox goodies.

Significant changes since 1.1.0.Final

Updated Selenium to 2.28.0 and introduced Selenium BOM

Now you can switch to next Selenium version only by including following snippet in your pom.xml file.


This snippet must be placed above arquillian-drone-bom in order to override Selenium versions.

Support for loading XPI into Firefox profile

There is no need to work with a separate Firefox profile. Simply use the WebDriver generated one and let Drone install all extensions you need.

<extension qualifier=“webdriver”>
<property name=“browserCapabilities”>firefox</property>
<property name=“firefoxExtensions”>/path/to/extension1 “/path/to extension2/with/space”</property>
Ability to set WebDriver logging level

Drone allows to to set the logging level for Firefox WebDriver directly from Arquillian configuration.

<extension qualifier=“webdriver”>
<property name=“browserCapabilities”>firefox</property>
<property name=“loggingPrefs”>driver=INFO,profiler=WARNING</property>

Logging level are the same as for JUL, that is SEVERE, WARNING, INFO, CONFIG, FINE, FINER and FINEST.

I’d like to thank everybody involved in this release. You guys make testing a breeze!

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

What is Arquillian?

Arquillian is open source software that empowers you to test JVM-based applications more effectively. Created to defend the software galaxy from bugs, Arquillian brings your test to the runtime so you can focus on testing your application's behavior rather than managing the runtime. Using Arquillian, you can develop a comprehensive suite of tests from the convenience of your IDE and run them in any IDE, build tool or continuous integration environment.

Release details

Component Arquillian Drone Extension
Version 1.2.0.Alpha1 view tag
Release date 2013-01-09
Released by Lukas Fryc
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 6

Component Upgrade
  • ARQ-1252 - Upgrade to Selenium 2.28.0 and use Selenium BOM
Feature Request
  • ARQ-1138 - Drone: provide selenium-bom to manage Selenium dependencies
  • ARQ-1259 - Make possible to load an xpi as firefox Extension
  • ARQ-1251 - Arquillian Drone is unable to instantiate Firefox driver if acceptSslCerts, webStorageEnabled, loggingPrefs properties are used in arquillian.xml
  • ARQ-1258 - Allow Chrome switches to contain spaces
  • ARQ-952 - Avoid heavy-weight tests for Drone functional testing

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