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Selenium 2.0 Released With New WebDriver APIs

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Spring Roo 1.1.5 released.

Selenium 2.0 Released With New WebDriver

Version 2.0 of the Selenium toolsuite for web application testing,
has been released. This release supports Firefox 5 and IE 9, and
introduces WebDriver APIs for Python, Ruby, Java and C#. According
to the release announcement, the Selenium team expect the APIs to
change very little, from this point onwards. With this update, the
standalone selenium server also includes support for distributed
testing via Selenium Grid, which supports testing using both the
original Selenium API and WebDriver. At the release announcement,
Selenium 2 is described as a drop-in replacement for Selenium

Selenium IDE 1.1.0 is expected to be released next week, and
will support the new features and APIs of Selenium 2.0.


New Alpha Ahead of Apache Subversion 1.7.0

Apache Subversion 1.7.0-alpha3 has been released. The upcoming 1.7.0 release will introduce a new subcommand
called svn patch, which will apply patch files in unidiff format to
a working copy. It will also introduce a new ‘svnrdump. svnrdump’
tool, which will replicate the functionality of svnadmin dump and
svnadmin load, but instead of needing administrator access to the
source or target repository, it works on remote repositories. The
alpha can be downloaded now.


Spring Roo 1.1.5 Updates GWT and GAE

Spring Roo 1.1.5 has been announced. This release adds
a –scope option in “dependency add” command, and –scope to maven
dependency command, and enhances the comparability of pom related
elements. GWT had been updated to 2.3.0, and GAE to version 1.5.0.
There is also a list of bug fixes, which can be read in full at the
Release Notes.

The next release of Roo will be 1.2.0.RC1, and will introduce
new features, such as application layering support and a new JSF UI


Felix Team Update Bundle Repository and

The Felix team have released maven-bundle-plugin version 2.3.5 and Bundle Repository 1.6.6. Maven-bundle-plugin
2.3.5 adds a new goal to save bnd instructions that would be passed
onto bnd, which allows people to use other toolchains, for example,
bndtools. Meanwhile, Bundle Repository 1.6.6 fixes bugs, including
the host name getting lost in exceptions when dealing with Windows
shared drives. The two releases can be downloaded now from the Apache Felix page.

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