[Wtr-development] 1.6.7.rc1!

Jarmo jarmo.p at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 13:49:51 EDT 2010

Hello, everyone!

Watir 1.6.7.rc1 got just released!

=== General improvements

* added new waiting methods for Watir::Element: #when_present,
#wait_until_present and #wait_while_present (Jari Bakken and Jarmo
* added new waiting methods for Watir::IE and Watir::Firefox:
#wait_until and #wait_while (Jari Bakken and Jarmo Pertman)
* added method #present? for Watir::Element (Jari Bakken and Jarmo Pertman)
* deprecated old waiting methods in Watir::Waiter which will be
removed in some future version - use Watir::Wait instead (Jarmo

=== IE improvements

* removed Watir::Simple (Željko Filipin)
* #click_no_wait was not working with frame elements. Closes
http://jira.openqa.org/browse/WTR-459 (Jarmo Pertman)

=== Firefox improvements

* get_attribute_value now works with attributes named something like
"foo-bar" (Alan Shields)

=== Cleanup & Maintenance

* cleaned up repo at GitHub
* merge licenses into one (Željko Filipin)
* Rakefile works now under non-Windows systems too (Alan Shields)
* Removed datahandler.rb

Install it with:
gem install watir --pre

And run your existing tests.
If you're seeing any problems then don't forget to open a ticket at
JIRA (http://jira.openqa.org/browse/WTR) or fork the project on GitHub
(http://github.com/bret/watir) and send us a pull request with the

If you have any problems installing Watir, then read more detailed
instructions at http://watir.com/installation/

Watir Development Team

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