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June 2, 2011

Selenium 2.0rc2: The Better Working Release

Filed under: Releases — shs96c @ 5:22 pm UTC

You win some and you lose some. We’d been really pleased to get Selenium 2.0rc1 out, so we were pretty disappointed to hear that some of you were running into problems with the Java version of the IE driver not launching IE sometimes. That’s definitely not good, so we fixed the problems and have released Selenium 2.0rc2. It’s the same as rc1, but with fewer problems 🙂

We’re still very keen to hear your feedback! Let us know what you think!


  1. What about Maven users?

    (I still stick to beta1 because cannot find newer versions of Selenium.)

    Comment by Slava Semushin — June 2, 2011 @ 5:28 pm UTC | Reply

    • There’s only a few people on the project who have the keys to the maven repo. When they get a chance, they’ll upload it.

      Comment by shs96c — June 2, 2011 @ 5:33 pm UTC | Reply

      • Thank you! It’s frustrating not being able to use it right away.

        Comment by Frank — June 2, 2011 @ 7:17 pm UTC

  2. I’m not “on the project”, although I’m a very active and somewhat noisy user, so I guess I can say this out loud:

    If even half the people who post “It’s not in Maven” within 24 hours of each release would coordinate with each other and with the Project to help out, then they’d never have to post that again.

    Or, to paraphrase Eric Raymond, “Every [distribution channel] starts by scratching a [user]’s personal itch.”

    Comment by Ross Patterson — June 2, 2011 @ 5:52 pm UTC | Reply

  3. Hi Simon,

    i could take up the tasks of getting latest build on maven repo , if necessary access are provided

    Ajay K

    Comment by Ajay — June 2, 2011 @ 5:52 pm UTC | Reply

  4. And what about window handling? It seems to me that many people (me also) have many problems with it. I’m thinking about people which use C# and NUnit framework. It seems to me that this is quite important. The one example you can find under this link:

    When correct solution for that will be available?

    Comment by Pawel — June 2, 2011 @ 7:57 pm UTC | Reply

  5. The .NET version of Selenium2 rc2 was posted a few hours ago and I am still seeing the same problem where IE is not launching. Could someone please have a look at it. It wont launch the internet explorer. Testing with IE8.
    Was working in b3 and upgraded to rc2 and stopped working .

    Comment by Sumit Poddar — June 2, 2011 @ 10:57 pm UTC | Reply

  6. I facing the same problem in C# version of IE driver. I am using rc2.
    Its not launching IE.

    Comment by Tarun — June 3, 2011 @ 8:09 am UTC | Reply

  7. Again bad news on my side….

    ASA I try to run the IE JRE crachs with the following details:

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BEX64
    Application Name: java.exe
    Application Version:
    Application Timestamp: 4d49f812
    Fault Module Name: IEDriver.dll_unloaded
    Fault Module Version:
    Fault Module Timestamp: 4de6771c
    Exception Offset: 000007fef3629876
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Data: 0000000000000008
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.
    Locale ID: 3082
    Additional Information 1: d41d
    Additional Information 2: d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e
    Additional Information 3: f8f5
    Additional Information 4: f8f545ace45b1ff6a6d1fb774f392876

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    Comment by martino — June 3, 2011 @ 8:56 am UTC | Reply

  8. […] Selenium 2 RC1 (and RC2) were released which marks the first official release of the new in-server grid behaviour. Even if you are not using the WebDriver API or grid functionality, you should be updating your environment to this. official announcement […]

    Pingback by A Smattering of Selenium #51 « Official Selenium Blog — June 6, 2011 @ 11:53 am UTC | Reply

  9. I have fixed the issue!!!

    Protected mode in IE must be disable in order to not get the JRE error!


    Comment by martino — June 7, 2011 @ 7:51 am UTC | Reply

  10. Very good release, thank you!

    Why are all of these deprecated?

    Comment by alp082 — June 9, 2011 @ 11:44 am UTC | Reply

    • Because the name is ugly and there was no need for an interface: use the Actions class instead.

      Comment by shs96c — June 9, 2011 @ 2:28 pm UTC | Reply

  11. Wat bout the support with Safari 5.0.5 with Selenium RC on Windows….??

    Comment by shekharg20 — June 16, 2011 @ 4:58 pm UTC | Reply

    • It’s on the list of things to support. With Safari 5, *safariproxy is the best option to pick.

      Comment by shs96c — June 18, 2011 @ 7:49 pm UTC | Reply

  12. good release.
    is anyone here tell me where is the ” org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverCommandProcessor”? I used this in s2 b3 well but after I download the rc2 and replace the b3 in my project, eclipse can’t build the project due to undefine errors. it couldn’t find ” org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverCommandProcessor”.
    what should I do ?

    Comment by Notus — June 17, 2011 @ 8:28 am UTC | Reply

    • It should have been in the selenium-server download, but it’s actually in the selenium-java jar.

      Comment by shs96c — June 18, 2011 @ 7:49 pm UTC | Reply

  13. I have a strange bug with rc2 on Firefox 4:

    @FindBy(name = “contractid”) WebElement fldContractId;

    Would write to the URL field of the browser instead of the appropriate text field!!!

    The code worked very well on beta3.

    I fill password field first and than username field.

    Comment by Ruby — June 20, 2011 @ 1:24 pm UTC | Reply

    • I experienced a similar problem. You can also try to click on the username field before entering the text. Which is also a workaround, but slightly less annoying.

      Comment by Alp — June 21, 2011 @ 10:18 am UTC | Reply

  14. What should we replace getValue() calls with?

    Comment by Jonathan — June 21, 2011 @ 10:22 pm UTC | Reply

  15. Webdriver extension doesn’t work with Firefox 5 😦

    You might want a long-term solution to accommodate the new rapid release schedule of Firefox…

    Comment by Anonymous Coward — June 23, 2011 @ 6:21 pm UTC | Reply

    • RC3, which was released recently, does support Firefox 5. We’re working with Mozilla engineers to come up with the best long-term update solution.

      Comment by shs96c — June 27, 2011 @ 10:58 am UTC | Reply

      • I am eager to see the release in Maven. If i could get the authorization to have writing access to the repository, i would volunteer to take responsibility of keeping the Maven repo up-to-date.

        Comment by Alp — June 27, 2011 @ 11:04 am UTC

      • The release should now be in maven. It looks like we’re pushing to the central repo a couple of days behind the major releases.

        Comment by shs96c — June 27, 2011 @ 12:56 pm UTC

  16. hey me again 🙂
    I encounter a strange problem on my win 7(x64). the IEDriver cannot click any button in IE 9. taking for example. I use this lines of code to click the login button.
    WebElement we= driver.findElement(“Login”));;
    I tried both and, doesn’t work.
    does selenium 2 work on x64 system?
    I have added godaddy into the trusted sites. my Java is 6.
    thank you

    Comment by Notus — June 24, 2011 @ 9:16 am UTC | Reply

  17. I have the same problem. I was working fine with Selenium 2 (driver) and clicking buttons, tabs, etc. Now, I could not click any button or heck box, I search arounf and found some ways to solve the prblem by sending “\n” instead of click.
    I found another way to click on a tab by selenium.fireEvent(idLocator, “click”);

    Comment by Sima Saleh — June 28, 2011 @ 2:46 pm UTC | Reply

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