[rspec-users] rSpec, Selenium and screenshots

Bart Zonneveld loop at superinfinite.com
Tue Apr 8 08:09:28 EDT 2008


On 8-apr-2008, at 14:03, Andrew WC Brown wrote:
> I used Selenium with Rpsec less than a month ago.
> Could you not just roll back a few version?

Nah, I'd rather ditch selenium altogether. It doesn't play that very  
nice with Safari, and Firefox needs too much time to start up.
I guess I'll stick to webrat and a irl QA dude (me, mostly) for the  
time being.

thanks though,
bartz

>
> On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 7:49 AM, Mark Ryall <mark.ryall at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
> If you're using mac os x, you could give http:// 
> mosquito.the.tool.googlepages.com a try.
>
> On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 9:27 PM, David Chelimsky  
> <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 6:29 AM, Andrew WC Brown  
> <omen.king at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 6:25 AM, Bart Zonneveld  
> <loop at superinfinite.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hey list,
> > >
> > > I'm currently playing with the selenium acceptance test- 
> thingies, and
> > > I want to build something that saves a screenshot when a test  
> fails.
> > > However, I have no clue whatsoever where to implement this. I'm
> > > thinking it should be along the line of:
> > > - apply a general after_each, in which we
> > > - check whether we were using selenium (no idea how yet), and
> > > - if an error occured, take a screenshot, and save it somewhere
> > >
> > > Any ideas?
> > > thanks a bunch,
> > > bartz
>
> > Doesn't Selenium already do that?
> > Mine takes screenshots on failure.
>
> Selenium does support this but I don't think it's automatic. spec_ui
> (part of rspec-exts at rubyforge) automates this, but it's quite dated
> and doesn't work w/ the current rspec. I know Aslak has something
> working with WATIR and the current RSpec, but has yet to open source
> it.
>
> All this to say that we will be supporting this, likely in an updated
> spec_ui. Just a matter of when.
>
> Cheers,
> David
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