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November 2, 2012

Announcing Selenium 2.26: the “It’s Really Real” Release

Filed under: Uncategorized — shs96c @ 3:37 pm GMT+0000

It’s been a long time since we announced a new Selenium release on this blog, as we moved to a model of quicker releases, but we’ve been working on 2.26 for far longer than normal — it’s out! Download it now! — so I thought it best to let you know. We’re aiming to head back to faster releases, so hopefully you won’t see another blog post about the release for a while (though I’m sure they’ll appear in the “Smatterings of Selenium” posts)

Some highlights that you might be interested in, include support for the latest and greatest versions of the popular browsers out there (including native events on Firefox 16!), the deletion of deprecated methods from the language bindings, better emulation of user input on IE when dealing with “sucker fish” style menus, and a slew of bug fixes. There’s more in the changelog!

The inimitable Jim Evans held the Release Bacon for what has become one of our most challenging releases to do, so a big “thank you!” to him. A “thank you”, also, to the rest of the core developers and Sauce Labs team members who worked on fixing so many bugs and getting our continuous build green, especially Alexei Barantsev who did some amazingly detailed and painstaking work to help the release through. And a final “thank you” to our users: thanks for your feedback and support. 🙂


  1. Thanks to all the people, who work hard to fixing so many issues and releasing the new version.

    Comment by uma mahesh — November 2, 2012 @ 4:35 pm GMT+0000 | Reply

  2. has 2.26 files, but for now I see only 2.25 on

    Comment by DImisec — November 3, 2012 @ 2:15 pm GMT+0000 | Reply

    • We’re working on updating the site! It’ll be there “soon”

      Comment by shs96c — November 5, 2012 @ 2:41 pm GMT+0000 | Reply

  3. This is awesome guys. This has fixed 2 of my major issues, WebDriverBackedSelenium.waitForPageToLoad() and the webdriver.quit() in windows. Great work guys. Appreciate your efforts.

    Comment by Biju Maani — November 5, 2012 @ 10:49 am GMT+0000 | Reply

  4. It is good to see new version of Selenium. Thanks for the teams who put hard efforts in release of new version.

    Comment by Sivaramakrishna Velivela — November 5, 2012 @ 11:10 am GMT+0000 | Reply

  5. Thank you guys for all your hard work on 2.26

    Comment by Rivlin Pereira — November 5, 2012 @ 3:45 pm GMT+0000 | Reply

  6. Thanks for all the hard efforts in releasing this version. Keep up the good work, guys!!!

    Comment by Ruffy Chris Loquia — November 6, 2012 @ 2:36 am GMT+0000 | Reply

  7. […] Announcing Selenium 2.26 […]

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