maandag 30 maart 2009

Released WatiN 2.0 beta 1

I’m very happy to announce the release of WatiN 2.0 beta 1!

It has been a long ride from the first CTP release to this beta release. This has mainly to do with the beta having a completely different architecture from the previous CTP releases. With the CTP releases we used interface like ITextField etc. to provide support for multiple browsers. This resulted basically in creating a complete new set of about 50 classes for each additional browser we wanted to support. With this release we have managed to reduce this amount to 6 classes for each additional browser.

Another big change is made to the test suite. All the tests that came with WatiN 1.3 and were run against Internet Explorer, making sure every feature worked with IE6 and IE7, are now run against FireFox 2 and 3 and IE8 as well. This ensures that all features have the same behavior across all these browsers.

We are not there yet, that’s why it is still a beta release. We will continue working on WatiN 2.0 to fix the list of known issues and to incorporate community feedback. We intend to do a release at the end of every month, working towards a final release in June or July.

In the coming days I will blog some more about the new features. For now you can read the release notes at and download the release here.

Happy testing with WatiN!

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2 reacties:

Ola zei

Any idea for when 2.0 is released?

Jeroen zei

Hi Ola,

I hope to release the WatiN 2.0 RC (release candidate) this week. Btw, when you download the example code coming with my latest blog post you will find the RC version in the lib directory :-)