Watir 1.6.6 final released

Hello (fire)watirists!

We are happy to announce that a (very) long-waited (Fire)Watir 1.6.6 final gem is out!

You can check out changelog at http://github.com/bret/watir/blob/master/CHANGES

Feel free to give it a test drive. Here are the basic instructions.

Make sure your local gem system is up to date.

gem update --system

run gem -v at the command line, you should be running 1.3.7


gem install watir

Mac or Linux:

sudo gem install firewatir

…and give it a go. Try to use it with your existing test suites and so on to see if there are any issues.

If there are any problems then:

  1. Fix it and send a pull request on Github, our main github repo: http://github.com/bret/watir This is the preferred way of accepting patches, we’re happy to work with you on how to do this, github also has extensive docs on how to fork and submit a pull request.
  2. Add it to our JIRA tracker: http://jira.openqa.org/browse/WTR If you need help with that let us know.

If you do have time and can help, please let us know, we can take any help from documentation to running tests on various OSes. We’re a friendly project and would be happy to mentor you if you and/or your company is willing to put in the time.


The Watir Team

Update: The following functionality is included.

Version 1.6.6

IE improvements

Firefox improvements

Cleanup & Maintenance

  • Some rdoc cleanup (marekj)
  • README changes (Željko Filipin)
  • Removed Watir::Utils (Jarmo Pertman)
  • It is now possible to execute unit-tests within gems with `rake test` (Jarmo Pertman)
  • Don’t output unnecessary information to stdout in FireWatir unit-tests (Željko Filipin)
  • Update the 3 gem projects to each use the common readme file (Bret)

The whole Changelog is available at http://github.com/bret/watir/compare/v1.6.5…v1.6.6


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