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October 8, 2010

Selenium 2.0a6 Released

Filed under: Releases — shs96c @ 3:59 pm GMT+0000

We are extremely pleased to announce the release of Selenium 2.0a6! Head over to the downloads page to get it while it’s hot, or wait just a little bit longer for it to appear in a maven repo near you. The .Net version will also be updated soon too, and the python and ruby libraries have been having smaller, more frequent releases all this time.

You’ll be pleased to hear that the Selenium 1.0 APIs have remained constant, so what’s changed? Here, in no particular order are the major changes you’ll find in 2.0a6:

  • Android support: you can now download the APK and run webdriver tests using Android 1.6 to 2.2.
  • Firefox 4 support.
  • Experimental IE9 support
  • New APIs for dealing with HTML5 elements (best implemented, for now, by the mobile webdrivers)
  • A richer .Net API
  • A move to Sizzle for locating elements using CSS in browsers that don’t have a native API for that.
  • Far better support for running your existing Selenium RC tests using WebDriver, helping you make a managed migration to the newer APIs.

There are also lots of nice touches for the more technically inclined, including the ability to re-use instances of FirefoxProfiles, better configurability when requesting a remote webdriver instance, better resource management and more shared code between the Selenium and WebDriver implementations.

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to report a bug on our issue tracker, or raised problems on one of our mailing lists, or shown up for some of the banter on the IRC channel: without your involvement, the project wouldn’t be half as much fun, and wouldn’t be as capable as it is. Thanks are also due to the development team, who have poured an enormous amount of work into this release (538 revisions in under 90 days, or about 6 check-ins each and every day)

Hope you like it!


  1. Maven artifacts are in the central repository now — well, except for the new AndroidDriver. But I’m working on building the Maven artifacts for the Android stuff, stay tuned.

    Comment by Michael Tamm — October 10, 2010 @ 8:38 pm GMT+0000 | Reply

    • It would be great if clear instructions on how to install it on the Andriod device, connecting it from Computer USB etc were given. Thanks

      Comment by Mohan — November 4, 2010 @ 6:27 pm GMT+0000 | Reply

  2. Great Job!

    And i have one question:
    When will Selenium Grid 1.1 be released?

    Comment by sven — October 13, 2010 @ 6:23 am GMT+0000 | Reply

  3. When will be the a6 version uploaded in the maven repository?

    Comment by Adrian Mitev — October 13, 2010 @ 11:42 am GMT+0000 | Reply

  4. OMG I’m blind! It already is.

    Comment by Adrian Mitev — October 13, 2010 @ 12:59 pm GMT+0000 | Reply

  5. Great release!!
    Can someone give me an example on how to use RemoteWebDriver? I have tryed it but seems to be very slow!

    Thanks and keep going!!!

    Comment by Martino — October 28, 2010 @ 6:45 am GMT+0000 | Reply

  6. […] • Selenium 2.0a6: список новшеств и изменений. Поддержка Android, Firefox 4, IE9, новые API. […]

    Pingback by | Качество программного обеспечения — November 1, 2010 @ 7:17 am GMT+0000 | Reply

  7. 2.0a7 is in the repository, is there any information about the changes from a6 to a7?

    Comment by j2 — November 2, 2010 @ 3:37 pm GMT+0000 | Reply

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