Arquillian Drone Extension 2.1.0.Alpha2 Released

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The Arquillian team is proud to announce the 2.1.0.Alpha2 release of the Arquillian Drone Extension component!

The second Alpha release of Drone 2.1.0 brings:

  • Support for Edge browser
  • Support for Selenium Server arguments
  • Component upgrades
  • Bug fixes


After a long time, the Microsoft Edge Web Browser is supported by Drone. Big thanks to Tomas David as he is the hero who implemented and tested this feature.

To use Edge in you UI tests specify edge as a browser property in your arquillian.xml file:

<property name="browser">edge</property>

In case of Edge, Drone provides also the automatic download feature – for more information see Drone documentation

Selenium Server command line arguments

In the last release announcement, we mentioned that the Selenium Server is automatically started when necessary. It wasn’t possible to specify any argument (except for port) that should be used when an instance is started.

In this release, we introduce parameter seleniumServerArgs which you can define in your arquillian.xml file to specify arguments that should be used.

For example, if you used these properties:

<property name="seleniumServerArgs">-debug true -role node -browserTimeout 1000</property>
<property name="browser">firefox</property>

then the command used for starting Selenium Server instance would look like:

java -Dwebdriver.gecko.driver=target/.../geckodriver
     -jar target/.../selenium-server-standalone-3.3.1.jar
     -port 4444 -debug true -role node -browserTimeout 1000

We hope that you’ll enjoy our new stuff and look forward to hearing your feedback.

What is Arquillian?

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Release details

Component Arquillian Drone Extension
Version 2.1.0.Alpha2 view tag
Release date 2017-03-09
Released by Matous Jobanek
Compiled against

Published artifacts org.jboss.arquillian.extension

  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-drone-bom 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-webdriver jar javadoc pom
  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-drone-saucelabs-extension jar javadoc pom
  • org.jboss.arquillian.extension » arquillian-drone-browserstack-extension jar javadoc pom

Release notes and resolved issues 6

Component Upgrade
  • ARQ-2081 - Upgrade to Selenium 3.3.0
  • ARQ-2083 - Upgrade to arquillian-phantom-driver
  • ARQ-2074 - Check if binary is already executable before trying to chmod it regardless
Feature Request
  • ARQ-1890 - Support implementation of Microsoft WebDriver
  • ARQ-2060 - Support for Edge browser
  • ARQ-2080 - Improper closing of browsers configured via remote webdrivers

Thanks to the following list of contributors: Matous Jobanek, Hemani, Tomas David, Dipak Pawar