[Wtr-development] Watir 1.6.7 final released

Bret Pettichord bret at pettichord.com
Wed Oct 27 10:55:19 EDT 2010


Yes that is my main motivation.

What else do we need to do to achieve compatability with webdriver?

Bret

On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 11:37 PM, Alister Scott <alister.scott at gmail.com>wrote:

> Great news and great work Bret.
> The zero based index will be excellent as it will enable full compatibility
> with watir-webdriver.
>
> Cheers, Alister.
>
>
> On 27/10/2010, at 2:32 PM, Bret Pettichord <bret at pettichord.com> wrote:
>
> This weekend I started updating Watir so that it could be configured to use
> either a one or zero-based index. You turn on zero-indexing using this
> command:
>
>    Watir.origin = 0
>
> I am doing this work right now on a topic branch (I didn't want to
> interfere with the 1.6.7 release) and with your consent will merge it into
> master when it is complete.
>
> I have a number of tests working with the origin so far, but there are lots
> of hidden places where this has an effect (iterators, tables). I expect this
> will be done in a week or two or so.
>
> Appreciate your comments on this. Work in progress is here:
>
> <http://github.com/bret/watir/commits/zero-index>
> http://github.com/bret/watir/commits/zero-index
>
>
> It seems like there is a pending interest in making a release that removes
> support for some deprecated features. That would need to be a 1.7.0 release
> -- to hold to the semantic naming, as I would like.
>
> I would like like to release the configurable-index-origin feature in a
> release that does not change the default. However, in a later release, I
> think we will want to change Watir to use a zero-based origin.
>
>
> Today, at the office, we were also looking at using Watir with a newer
> version of Ruby. We are using Ruby 1.8.6 p287 (IIRC). Not sure entirely what
> is holding us from using the latest version of 1.8.6 or 1.8.7. Are we still
> running into problems with the Win32 gems? Is anyone using Watir's
> showModalDialog support with a newer version of Ruby? Any way, I'd like to
> see if I can get this sorted out.
>
>
> Bret
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 4:11 PM, Charley Baker < <charley.baker at gmail.com>
> charley.baker at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Agreed, we can do it better, the rolling releases and getting those
>> going has been a priority just to make sure we can step it up a bit.
>> After so much inactivity, I feel comfortable with the overall workflow
>> again.
>>
>>  Let's prioritize JIRA issues and move them into this next release.
>> If anyone would like to step up and help out, feel free to let me
>> know. Obviously you're welcome to make pull requests, and edit JIRA at
>> will. We should have a better idea of what's going in the next release
>> in the next day or two.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Charley Baker
>> Lead Developer, Watir, <http://watir.com>http://watir.com
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 1:57 PM, Jarmo < <jarmo.p at gmail.com>
>> jarmo.p at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > It took 24 days to release new version. Woho!
>> >
>> > But i think that we could do it even better :)
>> >
>> > Agenda for the next version?
>> >
>> > Jarmo
>> >
>> > On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 10:37 PM, Charley Baker <<charley.baker at gmail.com>
>> charley.baker at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> Hello, everyone!
>> >>
>> >> Watir 1.6.7 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
>> >> Pertman)
>> >> * 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
>> >> Pertman)
>> >>
>> >> === IE improvements
>> >> * removed Watir::Simple (Željko Filipin)
>> >> * #click_no_wait was not working with frame elements. Closes
>> >> <http://jira.openqa.org/browse/WTR-459>
>> 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 (Charley Baker)
>> >>
>> >> Install it with:
>> >>
>> >> gem install watir
>> >>
>> >> 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>
>> http://jira.openqa.org/browse/WTR) or fork the project on GitHub
>> >> ( <http://github.com/bret/watir>http://github.com/bret/watir) and send
>> us a pull request with the
>> >> fix!
>> >> If you have any problems installing Watir, then read more detailed
>> >> instructions at <http://watir.com/installation/>
>> http://watir.com/installation/
>> >>
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